See also: Bells

English edit

A set of Chinese bells.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bɛlz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛlz

Noun edit


  1. plural of bell

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

bells pl (plural only)

  1. (nautical) Ship's bells; the strokes on a ship's bell, every half-hour, to mark the passage of time.
  2. Short for bell-bottoms.
    • 2020, Erica Heller, One Last Lunch: A Final Meal with Those Who Meant So Much to Us:
      And to him, long bell-bottoms were “arrogant.” So, whenever he was home before I left for school, he would make me stand on the top step of the six steps to the bedroom level of our house and he would inspect my bells.

Translations edit

Verb edit


  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of bell

Catalan edit

Adjective edit


  1. masculine plural of bell