Definition of doorbell
: a bell or set of chimes to be rung usually by a push button at an outer door
Examples of doorbell in a Sentence
We rang the doorbell until someone came to let us in.
Recent Examples of doorbell from the Web
All of that came crashing down in January, when the doorbell rang at his home in Nashville.
A drunk and doped-up guy, Tommy Williams, showed up to a Clearwater home wearing his birthday suit, ringing a doorbell several times before heading to the back yard and opening two sheds, deputies said, reports WFLA NBC News-8 in Tampa.
At the stroke of 5 p.m., a doorbell announced the arrival of Princess Noor Pahlavi, 24, a daughter of Iran’s exiled crown prince, Reza Pahlavi, and granddaughter of the late shah.
Wochit Every ring of the doorbell signaled another guest or two, arriving for dinner at the Saab home in New Boston.
Criminal mischief, Maypine Farm Boulevard: A resident reported at 9:39 p.m. June 19 someone rang her doorbell and left a small firecracker burning on her front porch.
Edwin Holmes said firefighters at the department's headquarters, located steps from where Seymour was stabbed, showed up about a minute after they were alerted to the stabbing by a Louisiana State Police trooper who rang the station's doorbell.
Mack is making it into a doorbell for his tiny house.
By seven-thirty, the sun had drowned and Ken had mopped up the squirrel feces, unpacked some books, and boiled a single hot dog in an aluminum pot when the doorbell rang.
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First Known Use of doorbell
DOORBELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of doorbell for English Language Learners
: a bell inside a house or building that is rung usually by pushing a button beside an outside door
DOORBELL Defined for Kids
Definition of doorbell for Students
: a bell that is rung usually by pushing a button beside an outside door
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