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BELL RINGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bell ringing mean? 

BELL RINGING (noun)
  The noun BELL RINGING has 3 senses:

1. the sound of someone playing a set of bells
2. persuasion of voters in a political campaign
3. playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower

  Familiarity information: BELL RINGING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BELL RINGING (noun)


Sense 1bell ringing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound of someone playing a set of bells

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("bell ringing" is a kind of...):

ring; ringing; tintinnabulation (the sound of a bell ringing)


Sense 2bell ringing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persuasion of voters in a political campaign

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

canvassing; electioneering; bell ringing

Hypernyms ("bell ringing" is a kind of...):

persuasion; suasion (the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action)


Sense 3bell ringing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

carillon playing; carillon; bell ringing

Hypernyms ("bell ringing" is a kind of...):

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bell ringing"):

change ringing (ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing)


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