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ring a bell

Definition of ring a bell

informal

  1. :  to be familiar <That name rings a bell.>



Word by Word Definitions

ringplay
  1. :  a circular band for holding, connecting, hanging, pulling, packing, or sealing

    :  a circlet usually of precious metal worn especially on the finger

    :  a circular line, figure, or object

  1. :  to provide with a ring

    :  to place or form a ring around :  encircle

    :  girdle

  1. :  to sound resonantly or sonorously

    :  to be filled with a reverberating sound :  resound

    :  to have the sensation of being filled with a humming sound

  1. :  a set of bells

    :  a clear resonant sound made by or resembling that made by vibrating metal

    :  resonant tone :  sonority

bellplay
  1. :  a hollow metallic device that gives off a reverberating sound when struck

    :  doorbell

    :  the sounding of a bell as a signal

  1. :  to provide with a bell

    :  to flare the end of (as a tube) into the shape of a bell

    :  to take the form of a bell :  flare

  1. :  to make a resonant bellowing or baying sound

  1. :  bellow, roar


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