Definition of bell-ringing in English:

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bell-ringing

Pronunciation: /ˈbelˌriNGiNG/

noun

The activity or pastime of ringing church bells or handbells.
Example sentences
  • Bells and bell-ringing have often been imitated by composers for symbolic purposes.
  • There will be an opportunity for anyone interested in church bell-ringing when two taster evenings will be held at the Church.
  • Her life revolves around her dogs, the local am-dram society, the church, bell-ringing and village gossip.

Derivatives

bell-ringer

Pronunciation: /ˈbelriNGər/
noun
Example sentences
  • The bell-ringers of St James’ had that same day taken part in another county-wide act of appreciation and appeal.
  • There was a very real danger that the spire would collapse onto bell-ringers and those walking below.
  • Another reason to feel distress about this matter is the effect it would have on the dedicated bands of bell-ringers who regularly practise this traditional art and help celebrate events such as weddings or christenings.

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Syllabification: bell-ring·ing

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