Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "bell-ringer" [bell-ringer]

  • Alternative spelling of bell ringer. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "bell-ringer" in a sentence
  • "It's a novel of biting social commentary, though set far in the past (1483); the innocent Esmeralda is exploited, persecuted and condemned by the ruling classes, her only defenders the unreliable denizens of the underworld and a disabled bell-ringer."
  • "As you can tell by the ongoing sluggishness of the economy, it has hardly been a bell-ringer."
  • "Quasimodo is the bell-ringer and swings down on a rope from the towers of the Cathedral to rescue the Gypsy girl Esmerelda from the gallows."