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Bell may refer to:

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Devices that produce noise

Also:

  • Bell character, a character that produces an audible signal at a terminal.
  • Bell effect, a musical technique similar to an arpeggio.
  • Bell unit (bel), measure of the ratio between two quantities.
  • Bell (wind), the round, flared opening of a wind instrument opposite the mouthpiece.
  • Bell cymbal, a small cymbal. The bell is also the center, rounded part of a cymbal.
  • Bell tree, instrument made of nested bells
  • Carillon, an instrument which utilizes bells, normally housed in a bell tower, and played from a keyboard
  • Chime (bell instrument), similar to a carillon, but with fewer bells
  • Mark tree, a set of small hanging chimes, sometimes mislabeled as a wind chime
  • Orchestra bell, better known as Glockenspiel

Communication

The word "bell" also can mean a signal from a engine order telegraph on a ship or submarine.

Places

Australia
Canada
Germany
  • Bell, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Bell, Rhein-Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
United States
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Biology

  • Bell Miner, colonial honeyeater endemic to southeastern Australia
  • Bell pepper, Cultivar Group of the species Capsicum annuum
  • Bellbird, several kinds of bird in various regions of the world that are noted for their far-carrying bell-like call
  • Diving bell spider, spider which lives entirely under water
  • Bell, the umbrella-shaped, non-stinging part of medusas in jellyfish
  • Bell, the corolla of a flower

Mathematics

  • Bell curve, illustrates normal distribution in statistics.
    • Bell curve grading, a use of the bell curve in comparing student achievement and converting percent and percentile grades to letter grades.
  • Bell number, the number of partitions of a set with n members.
  • Bell's theorem, a thought experiment that suggests a limit to quantum mechanics.
  • Bell test experiments, the basis of Bell's theorem.

People

For people having surname Bell see Bell (surname).

Other

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

A large bell
See also Bell

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English

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Etymology

Old English belle; cognate with Dutch bel.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bell

Plural
bells

bell (plural bells)

  1. An object made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck.
  2. (chiefly British, informal) a telephone call
    I’ll give you a bell later.
  3. A signal at a school that tells the students when it's time to change classes during the day.
  4. (music) The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
  5. The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to bell

Third person singular
bells

Simple past
belled

Past participle
belled

Present participle
belling

to bell (third-person singular simple present bells, present participle belling, simple past and past participle belled)

  1. (transitive) To attach a bell to.
    Who will bell the cat?
  2. (intransitive) To bellow or roar.
    1824: A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Oliver Goldsmith — This animal is said to harbour in the place where he resides. When he cries, he is said to bell; the print of his hoof is called the slot; his tail is called the single; his excrement the fumet; his horns are called his head; when simple, the first year they are called broches; the third year, spears; the fourth year, that part which bears the antlers is called the beam, and the little impressions upon its surface, glitters; those which rise from the crust of the beam are called pearls.
  3. To shape so that flares out like a bell.

Translations


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin bellus

Adjective

bell m. (feminine bella, masculine plural bells, feminine plural belles)

Singular
bell
bella f.

Plural
bells m.
belles f.

  1. beautiful

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Simple English

A bell is a simple musical instrument. Most bells are made of metal. Bells are also in Churches to decipher the time between hours.

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