cowbell

noun
cow·​bell | \ ˈkau̇-ˌbel How to pronounce cowbell (audio) \

Definition of cowbell

: a bell hung around the neck of a cow to make a sound by which the cow can be located

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Joe says: Good luck with the humidity and the cowbells, Kansas State. Joseph Goodman, al, "Muschamp not ready for Tua; Jalen goes to Hollywood," 12 Sep. 2019 Other lawsuits have been filed over the sounds of cowbells, church bells, and cicadas as well as pungent farm smells. Fox News, "French rooster cleared by court after lawsuit accused him of making too much noise," 6 Sep. 2019 Just as Mary Westfall began leading dozens of elementary school students in morning exercises Thursday, she was accosted by a crowd of people blowing horns, shaking noisemakers and ringing cowbells to congratulate her. Ashley Mcbride, ExpressNews.com, "Teachers and staff surprised with grants — and Bonham Academy has 11 of them," 22 Aug. 2019 The Democratic crew sounds a cowbell each time a new visitor registers to vote. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "A Pageantry of Anti-Trumpism at the Iowa State Fair," 14 Aug. 2019 Just the FAQs, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Armed with drums, tambourines and cowbells, hundreds gathered outside the White House on Monday night to rally against the governor of Puerto Rico. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Protesters rally at White House to show solidarity with Puerto Rico: 'We might not live there now, but it’s home'," 22 July 2019 For crocodiles, a cowbell means there’s pork waiting at the barn. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Animal Kingdom cast members share facts on Wild Africa Trek," 8 Aug. 2019 Núñez swayed and sung along as others, many decked out from head-to-toe in Puerto Rican pride gear, waved large Puerto Rican flags and patted small drums or banged on cowbells. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, "Protesters rally at White House to show solidarity with Puerto Rico: 'We might not live there now, but it’s home'," 22 July 2019 By kickoff, the trademark cowbells used by Bulldogs’ fans were clamoring, more than 60,000 strong. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Mississippi State players recall UF coach Dan Mullen’s return last season," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of cowbell

1625, in the meaning defined above

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cowbell

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cowbell

: a bell that you hang around the neck of a cow so that you can tell where the cow is

cowbell

noun
cow·​bell | \ ˈkau̇-ˌbel How to pronounce cowbell (audio) \

Kids Definition of cowbell

: a bell hung around the neck of a cow to tell where it is

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