Definition of ring a bell in English:

ring a bell

informal Revive a distant recollection; sound familiar: the name Woodall rings a bell
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  • If the name rings a bell, it is because he might have helped you buy a book, film or album.
  • While her name might not ring a bell in the minds of most people, the festival will screen a ‘snippet’ from her body of work titled ‘Harlequin’.
  • One of the country's legendary tenor saxophone players, his name might not ring a bell for those who are not in tune with Jazz in India, but he deserves to be remembered.
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