church bell


Definition of church bell

1 : a large metal bell especially : one cast in traditional shape and producing a true bell tone
2 : an instrument (as an organ stop) imitating the sound of church bells usually used in plural — compare cathedral chimes

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First Known Use of church bell

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Church bell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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