Definition of Church bell

1. Noun. A bell in a church tower (usually sounded to summon people to church). "Church bells were ringing all over town"

Category relationships: Church, Church Service
Generic synonyms: Bell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Church Bell

church affiliation
church bell (current term)
church bench
church building
church calendar
church crawler
church crawlers
church doctrine
church festival
church hat
church key
church keys
church member
church mode
church mouse
church music

Literary usage of Church bell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"None the less, the question whether anything corresponding in size to a church bell was known in pre-Christian times does not readily admit of an answer. ..."

2. The Yale Literary Magazine by Lyman Hotchkiss Bagg, Yale University (1844)
"THE OLD church bell. " Say ! how canst thou mourn 1 How canal thou rejoice 1 Art but metal dull! ..."

3. A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and Settlements Until by Louis Houck (1908)
"Genevieve— Father Valentine, First Resident Priest of St. Louis — Ceremony of Dedication of First church bell of St. Louis — Building a New Church in St. ..."

4. Pocahontas, and Other Poems by Lydia Howard Sigourney (1841)
"THE church bell. glowing in the eastern sky, The Sabbath morning meets the eye, ... church bell! When earthly joys and sorrows end, And towards our long ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"It is also a common Roman Catholic practise to ring the church bell at the consecration in the ... 1872; church bell» of Somerset, 1875; church bell» of ..."

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