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bell(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (hollow metal instrument)
a. la campana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The bells were ringing because of the wedding at the church.Sonaban las campanas por la boda que había en la iglesia.
b. la campanilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(handbell)
The lady rang the bell and the butler appeared with the tea.La dama tocó la campanilla y apareció el mayordomo con el té.
c. el cencerro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(percussion)
The bell sounds really good in this song.El cencerro suena muy bien en esta canción.
2. (audible signal)
a. el timbre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When the bell rang, the students hurried out of the classroom.Cuando sonó el timbre, los alumnos se apuraron a salir del aula.
3. (device worn by livestock)
a. el cencerro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Their bells tinkled as the cows came in at milking time.Los cencerros sonaban cuando las vacas entraban a la hora del ordeño.
4. (device worn by pets)
a. el cascabel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
My cat wears a bell around his neck that rings whenever he moves.Mi gato lleva un cascabel al cuello que tintinea cuando se mueve.
5. (botany)
a. la corola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Inside the bell of the flower is the stamen.Dentro de la corola de la flor se encuentra el estambre.
6. (music)
a. el pabellón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Clip the microphone onto the bell of your trumpet.Sujeta el micrófono al pabellón de la trompeta.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (to utter a cry)
a. bramar
It was rutting time, and we could hear the stags belling in the distance.Era la época de celo, y a lo lejos se oía bramar a los ciervos.
8. (to flare out; often used with "out")
a. ensancharse
The jeans are tight around the thighs, but they bell out at the bottom.Los vaqueros son estrechos en los muslos, pero se ensanchan en la parte inferior.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to telephone) (United Kingdom)
a. telefonear
Can you bell me half-way through the week to remind me go water your plants?¿Puedes telefonearme a mitad de semana para recordarme que vaya a regarte las plantas?
10. (to attach a bell or bells to)
a. ponerle un cencerro a (livestock)
The farmer decided to bell the dairy herd.El granjero decidió ponerle cencerros al rebaño de vacas lecheras.
b. ponerle un cascabel a (pet)
We've decided not to bell our new cat as it can be annoying.Decidimos no ponerle un cascabel al gato nuevo porque puede ser molesto.
c. ponerle cascabeles a (decorative)
The horses are belled for the show.Les ponen casacabeles a los caballos para el espectáculo.
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bell
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of church)
a. la campana
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (handbell)
a. la campanilla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (on door, bicycle)
a. el timbre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
4. (on cat, hat)
a. el cascabel
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to ring the bellllamar al timbre
5. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to give somebody a belldar un telefonazo a alguien
bell jarcampana de vidrio or
bell pepperpimiento (morrón)
bell tower(torre del) campanario m
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bell [bel]
noun
1 (church bell) campana (f); (handbell) campanilla (f); (doorbell, electric bell) timbre (m); (for cow) cencerro (m); (for cat, on toy, dress etc) cascabel (m)
two/eight etc bells (Náut) las medias horas de cada guardia marítima
to ring a bell
that rings a bell eso me suena
it doesn't ring a bell with me no me suena
he was saved by the bell (Boxing) le salvó la campana; se salvó por los pelos (informal)
2 [of trumpet] pabellón (m); [of flower] campanilla (f)
3 (Britain) (phone call)
I'll give you a bell te llamaré
modifier
bell glass bell jar (n) fanal (m); campana (f) de cristal
bell pull (n) campanilla (f)
bell push (n) pulsador (m) de timbre
bell rope (n) cuerda (f) de campana
bells and whistles (n) especially (Comput) elementos (m) accesorios; florituras (f)
...a whole variety of other bells and whistles which allow the text to be presented as required People crave anxiety-free products — simple items without lots of fancy bells and whistles and complex instructions Limiting the number of buttons means restricting the number of bells and whistles
bell tent (n) pabellón (m)
bell tower (n) campanario (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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