1 hollow metal object that rings
ADJ. church, temple | wedding (often figurative) The two of them went everywhere together and their friends could already hear wedding bells (= were sure they would get married). | cow | distant
VERB + BELL ring | hear
BELL + VERB chime, clang, jangle, peal, ring (out), sound, tinkle, toll The bells on the harness tinkled softly. The church bells tolled for Evensong.
BELL + NOUN tower | pull, rope
PHRASES a chime of bells the faint chime of bells | a peal of bells She heard a peal of church bells. | a sound of bells The sound of bells echoed across the valley.
2 other object that rings
ADJ. bicycle, door (also doorbell) | dinner, school | electric | alarm, warning (often figurative) Alarm bells were ringing inside Stuart's head.
VERB + BELL press, ring, sound | answer She hurried to answer the doorbell.
BELL + VERB go, ring, sound The school bell goes at three every afternoon.
BELL + NOUN push