What is another word for bells?

278 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ bˈɛlz], [ bˈɛlz], [ b_ˈɛ_l_z]

Bells are musical instruments that ring to create sound. There are various words that can be used as synonyms for bells to add diversity and interest to prose or poetry. Chimes, clappers, tinklers, gongs, jingles, carillons, and tolls are some of the synonyms for bells. A chime is a set of bells played together. Clapper and tinker are associated with smaller bells or those with a high-pitched sound. Gongs are large and metallic and used to create a deep sound. Jingles are often associated with Christmas music. Carillons are bells hung in a tower or bell tower and played using a keyboard. Toll is the sound an individual bell makes when rung. These various words can enhance creative writing and provide a richer vocabulary.

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Usage examples for Bells

It seemed as if he heard bells ringing out in joy.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
If a man is prosperous, he may hold out his hand to a maid and say 'Come,' and all her relatives will cry 'Go,' and the marriage bells will ring.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Russia has always been famous for its church bells.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Bells

  • No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.
    Shirley Bassey
  • So many people are accustomed to written information that you really have to have a few more bells and whistles in this day and age.
    Chris Bell
  • The Apple has the fewest bells and whistles. It has simple sound and few graphics special effects. In a way, that is a weakness because markets for the other machines are getting bigger.
    Bill Budge
  • Why did they keep changing guitars and amplifiers when they were perfect? They did the same things with cars, if you ask me. They forgot how to make them right, because they focused on style and bells and whistles.
    Buddy Guy
  • The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April. The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard. He stumbled through the dark hallway, then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony.
    John Jakes

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