doorbell

noun door·bell \ ˈdȯr-ˌbel \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

  1. We rang the doorbell until someone came to let us in.

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First Known Use of doorbell

1807


DOORBELL Defined for English Language Learners

doorbell

noun

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

doorbell

noun door·bell \ ˈdȯr-ˌbel \

Definition of doorbell for Students

: a bell that is rung usually by pushing a button beside an outside door


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