- 1 1.1(of church, school, clock) campana (feminine)(on cow, goat) cencerro (masculine)(on cat, toy) cascabel (masculine)(on door, bicycle) timbre (masculine)(of telephone, timer) timbre (masculine)also: handbellto ring the belltocar el timbre/la campanaas clear as a bellhis voice was as clear as a belllo oía como si estuviera a mi ladobells and whistles [colloquial]it comes with all the bells and whistlesviene con toda la parafernalia de accesorios [humorous]as sound as a bellen perfectas condicionesto give somebody a bell (British English) [colloquial]darle un telefonazo a alguien [colloquial]to ring a bellit rings a bell
darle un toque a alguien (Spain) [colloquial]me suenathe name rings a bellme suena el nombredoes that ring any bells with you?¿te suena (de algo)?1.2also: bells plural(Music)campanas (feminine plural)Example sentences
- He made me an unbelievable trumpet with carvings and designs and a big double bell, like a space-age trumpet.
- The bell of the trumpet is decorated with a garland bearing the maker's name and the place where the instrument was made.
- Researchers in Germany have been looking carefully at the after glow of the big bang and have decided that the universe is shaped like a trumpet bell.
- 2 2.1 (Sport)the bellla campanashe was in third place at the bellal sonar la campana iba en tercera posiciónto be saved by the bellhe was saved by the bellse salvó de milagro
lo salvó la campana(in boxing) lo salvó la campanaExample sentences2.2 (in seafaring) at four bells
a las dos horas de empezar el turnoto sound two bellsdar dos campanadas
- Two minutes after the bell for round one, Liston was the new undisputed champ.
- Just as the bell ended the fifteenth round, Frazier put his hands up and yelled something at Ali.
- Right before the bell for the first round the anticipation was high.
- The wood in the half-light waking at daybreak to the belling of stags that bursts into barks.
- During the rut in October and November you can hear the stags belling or roaring.
- My very earliest memories are of picnics with my mother beneath the great trees in Richmond Park in London, of red deer stags belling in rut, of lightning and thunder.
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