sleigh bell


Definition of sleigh bell

: any of various bells commonly attached to a sleigh or to the harness of a horse drawing a sleigh: such as
b : a hemispherical bell with an attached clapper

Examples of sleigh bell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every Christmas season, bells jingle, bells carol and sleigh bells ring. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "‘Every time a bell rings’: actress Karolyn Grimes reflects on iconic role at Alamo Drafthouse special screening," 11 Dec. 2019 Santa Claus entered right on cue to a chorus of sleigh bells and thundering applause, much to the delight of the children. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Rowley takes center stage in Spain: Whit & Whimsey," 27 Dec. 2019 The addition of sleigh bells to the bouncy music underlined the idea. Brian Seibert, New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Earl Tucker, a Dancer Known as ‘Snakehips’," 18 Dec. 2019 Each guest will take home a keepsake sleigh bell and souvenir golden ticket. Jennifer Boehm,, "Where to find Santa, snow and other holiday happenings," 19 Nov. 2019 Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas — a silver sleigh bell. Valerie Swetten, Houston Chronicle, "Relive magic of the story aboard The Polar Express," 15 Nov. 2019 At the end of the trip, all passengers take home the silver sleigh bell, souvenir golden ticket, and plenty of touching memories. Linda Marx,, "All Aboard! You Can Ride the Polar Express this Christmas Aboard Richard Branson's Train Line," 8 Nov. 2019 Once there, Santa boards the train and hands each passenger a sleigh bell. Mike Morris, Los Angeles Times, "Hop on the Polar Express train on a weekend trip to Jamestown, Calif.," 17 Oct. 2019 On the return journey, Santa will greet each rider, and every child will receive a sleigh bell. Robin Goist, cleveland, "Tickets on sale for Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Polar Express holiday ride," 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sleigh bell

1772, in the meaning defined above

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“Sleigh bell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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