wind-bell
noun Date: 1897 1. wind chime — usually used in plural 2. a bell that is light enough to be moved and sounded by the wind

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  • wind-bell — /wind bel /, n. 1. a bell sounded by the action of the wind. 2. See wind chimes. [1920 25] * * * also called  wind chime         a bell or a cluster of resonating pieces that are moved and sounded by the wind. The wind bell has three basic forms …   Universalium

  • wind bell — noun a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle • Syn: ↑wind chime • Hypernyms: ↑decoration, ↑ornament, ↑ornamentation * * * wind bell «wihnd», a bell or bell… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind-bell — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a cluster of small pieces of glass or metal tied loosely together in such a way that they tinkle when blown by the wind the bell like tinkle of glass wind bells suspended along the corridor Herman Smith 2. : a bell that is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind chime — noun a decorative arrangement of pieces of metal or glass or pottery that hang together loosely so the wind can cause them to tinkle • Syn: ↑wind bell • Hypernyms: ↑decoration, ↑ornament, ↑ornamentation * * * noun, pl ⋯ chimes [count] : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind instrument — /wind/ a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute. [1575 85] * * * ▪ music Introduction       any musical instrument that uses air as the primary vibrating medium for the… …   Universalium

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Bell (Cratère) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bell (homonymie). Bell Localisation Astre Lune Coordonnées 21°  48’  00’’ N …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bell (cratere) — Bell (cratère) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bell (homonymie). Bell Localisation Astre Lune Coordonnées 21°  48’  00’’ N …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bell — Bell, v. i. To call or bellow, as the deer in rutting time; to make a bellowing sound; to roar. [1913 Webster] As loud as belleth wind in hell. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The wild buck bells from ferny brake. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bell (instrument) — See also: Tubular bell For the part of a wind instrument, see Wind instrument#Parts. Bell Parts of a typical bell: 1. yoke, 2. crown, 3. head, 4. shoulder, 5. waist …   Wikipedia

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