Definition of cowbell in English:

cowbell

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Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊbɛl
 
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noun

1A bell hung round a cow’s neck to indicate its whereabouts.
More example sentences
  • We could revert to our childhood and have a bit of plastic flapping against the spokes or maybe just an alpine cowbell round our necks?
  • Do I have to jump up and down like a monkey, with a cowbell around my neck for anyone to notice me?
  • Walking the Alps is definitely something to savour - mountains, meadows, clanging cowbells - what more could you want?
1.1A bell used as a percussion instrument, typically without a clapper and struck with a stick.
More example sentences
  • On Caribbean Odyssey he plays bongos, congas, timbales, cowbells, Hawaiian nose flutes, chimes and even the agogo bells.
  • On the demo it just had a sort of rockin’ spiffy snare drum, but then we added cowbells and all this stuff.
  • With its waltzing piano intro, the cowbell works over-time to rein in the myriad hisses, whirs, and reverberating noises.

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