Bell may refer to:

Devices that produce sound

* Altar bell, a bell rung during the Catholic Mass.
* Bell character, a character that produces an audible signal at a terminal.
* Bell effect, a musical technique similar to an arpeggio.
* Bell (instrument), a simple sound-making device.
* Bell unit (bel), measure of the ratio between two quantities.
* Bell (wind), the round, flared opening of a wind instrument opposite the mouthpiece.
* Bell cymbal, a small cymbal. The bell is also the center, rounded part of a cymbal.
* Bell (school), a bell that signals transitions during a school day.
* Bell tree, instrument made of nested bells
* Bermuda carriage bell, used in vehicles as a warning to pedestrians
* Carillon, an instrument which utilizes bells, normally housed in a bell tower, and played from a keyboard
* Chime (bell instrument), similar to a carillon, but with fewer bells
* Church bell, a bell hanging in a church tower
* Electric bell, such as a doorbell or buzzer
* Handbell, a handheld bell, rung singly (such as a school bell) or in tuned sets played by a bell choir
* Jingle bell, a spherical bell that produces a distinct "jingle" sound
* Last call bell, a bell that signals the closing of a bar
* Mark tree, a set of small hanging chimes, sometimes mislabeled as a wind chime
* Orchestra bell, better known as Glockenspiel
* Ship's bells, bells which mark time on a ship
* Slave bell, used to regulate slavery
* Tubular bell, used in tuned sets as in a longcase clock, orchestral chime, organ, or tower


* Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
* Bell Centennial, a 1978 typeface developed for use in phone books
* Bell Gothic, a 1938 typeface developed for use in phone books
* Bell Labs, a research & development laboratory
* Bell Operating Company, one of the local telephone companies owned by AT&T prior to 1984.
* Bell System, North America's telephone system from the 1880s to the 1980s
* Regional Bell Operating Company, sometimes known as "Baby Bells"
** AT& T, Verizon, and Qwest, Bell Telephone Companies, formerly known by names such as New Jersey Bell, Illinois Bell, etc.
** Cincinnati Bell
* Bell Canada, one of the major Canadian telecommunications companies
** Subsidiaries Bell Aliant, Bell Nordiq, Bell Sympatico, Bell Mobility, and Bell TV
* Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company, a former company in Antwerp (Belgium), now part of Alcatel.
* "The Bell Telephone Hour", a television show

The word "bell" also can mean a signal from a engine order telegraph on a ship or submarine.


* Bell, New South Wales
* Bell, Queensland
* Bell Park, Victoria
* Bell railway station, Melbourne, railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
* Bell railway station, New South Wales

* Bell Centre, a stadium in Montreal
* Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

* Bell, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
* Bell, Rhein-Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

;United States
* Bell, California
* Bell, Florida
* Bell Acres, Pennsylvania
* Bell Buckle, Tennessee
* Bell Center, Wisconsin
* Bell City, Missouri
* Bell County, Kentucky
* Bell County, Texas
* Bell Gardens, California
* Bell Hill, Washington
* Bell Township, Pennsylvania

;See also
* Bell High School (disambiguation)
* Bellville (disambiguation)


* Bell Miner, colonial honeyeater endemic to southeastern Australia
* Bell pepper, Cultivar Group of the species "Capsicum annuum"
* Bellbird, several kinds of bird in various regions of the world that are noted for their far-carrying bell-like call
* Diving bell spider, spider which lives entirely under water

* Bell, the umbrella-shaped, non-stinging part of medusas in jellyfish
* Bell, the corolla of a flower
* Bell, the bellow or cry of a rutting stag or hunting dog


* Bell curve, illustrates "normal distribution" in statistics
** Bell curve grading, a use of the bell curve in comparing student achievement and converting percent and percentile grades to letter grades
* Bell number, the number of partitions of a set with n members


* Bell (architecture), the part of the capital of a column between the abacus and neck molding; especially, the nearly bell-shaped naked core assumed to exist within the leafage of a Corinthian capital
* Bell (crater), a crater on Earth's moon
* Bell (fictional currency), a fictional currency in Nintendo's Animal Crossing series of video games
* Bell (Monotype), a 1788 serif typeface
* Bell barrow, a burial mound
* Bell beaker, prehistoric pottery
* Bell bottoms, a style of trousers
* "Bell end", a British slang term for the glans penis
* Bell Helicopter, an American helicopter manufacturer
* Bell housing, part of an automotive transmission
* Bell lineage, a lineage or clan of the Duala people of Cameroon
* Bell pit, a type of coal mine
* Bell Records
* Diving bell, a hollow inverted vessel for diving below water
* "Saved by the Bell", popular American teen sitcom that is known under varying titles
* The Bell, a supposed anti-gravity experiment by Nazi scientists
* The Liberty Bell, American bell of great historic significance
* USS "Bell", either of two ships in the United States Navy
* The Bell, a novel by Iris Murdoch
* The Bell, an aerobatic maneuver

ee also

* Bells
* Bel
* Bell House
* Bell (surname)
* Belle

External links

* [ Bells on Sunday] - list of various bells

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  • Bell — Bell, n. [AS. belle, fr. bellan to bellow. See {Bellow}.] 1. A hollow metallic vessel, usually shaped somewhat like a cup with a flaring mouth, containing a clapper or tongue, and giving forth a ringing sound on being struck. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bell — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El termino Bell puede referirse a: El apellido de las siguientes personas: Alexander Graham Bell, científico, inventor y logopeda escocés y estadounidense John S. Bell, fisico norirlandes Charlie Bell, empresario… …   Wikipedia Español

  • bell — W3S2 [bel] n [: Old English; Origin: belle] 1.) a piece of electrical equipment that makes a ringing sound, used as a signal or to get someone s attention ring/press the bell ▪ He rang the bell and waited for someone to answer the door. ▪ She… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bell — ► NOUN 1) a deep inverted metal cup that sounds a clear musical note when struck. 2) a device that buzzes or rings to give a signal. 3) (bells) a musical instrument consisting of a set of metal tubes, played by being struck. 4) Nautical the time… …   English terms dictionary

  • Bell — Bell, CA U.S. city in California Population (2000): 36664 Housing Units (2000): 9215 Land area (2000): 2.476872 sq. miles (6.415068 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.165612 sq. miles (0.428932 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.642484 sq. miles (6.844000 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • bell — bell1 [bel] n. [ME & OE belle < IE base * bhel , to sound, roar (orig. ? echoic) > BELLOW, ON belja, to roar] 1. a hollow object, usually cuplike, made of metal or other hard material which rings when struck, as by a clapper inside 2. such… …   English World dictionary

  • Bell — Bell, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belling}.] To put a bell upon; as, to bell the cat. [1913 Webster] 2. To make bell mouthed; as, to bell a tube. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bell — Bell, v. t. [AS. bellan. See {Bellow}.] To utter by bellowing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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