A hollow object, typically made of metal and having the shape of a deep inverted cup widening at the lip, that sounds a clear musical note when struck, typically by means of a clapper inside. A bell-shaped object or part of one, such as the end of a trumpet. A musical instrument consisting of a set of cylindrical metal tubes of different lengths, suspended in a frame and played by being struck with a hammer. (preceded by a numeral) the time as indicated every half hour of a watch by the striking of the ship's bell one to eight times. The cry of a stag or buck at rutting time. Provide with a bell or bells; attach a bell or bells to. Make a ringing sound likened to that of a bell. Spread or flare outward like the lip of a bell. (of a stag or buck) make a cry at rutting time. A city in southwestern California, southeast of Los Angeles; population 36,657 (est. 2008). , Currer, Ellis, and Acton, the pseudonyms used by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë, respectively.