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Definition of "church-bell" []

  • The bell of a church, which is rung to call the people, or to mark festivals or funerals. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "church-bell" in a sentence
  • "It's part of the famous church-bell intro to Jelly Roll Morton's "Dead Man Blues," but I have no doubt that Mr. Gordon will be ringing in the New Year with that bell on Saturday night."
  • "Indians; while, sometimes, the wind tolled like a distant church-bell, and sometimes gave a broad roar around the traveler, as if all Nature were laughing him to scorn ...."
  • "She waved an arm at the tangled streets below; the bangles on her scrawny wrist jangled; somewhere not too distant, a church-bell marked the hour of two."
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