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Devices that produce sound

  • Bell (instrument), a simple sound-making device
    • Altar bell, a bell rung during the Catholic Mass
    • Bell (school), a bell that signals transitions during a school day
    • Bell cymbal, a small cymbal. The bell is also the center, rounded part of a cymbal.
    • Bell tree, instrument made of nested bells
    • Bermuda carriage bell, used in vehicles as a warning to pedestrians
    • Carillon, an instrument which utilizes bells, normally housed in a bell tower, and played from a keyboard
    • Chime (bell instrument), similar to a carillon, but with fewer bells
    • Church bell, a bell hanging in a church tower
    • Electric bell, such as a doorbell or buzzer
    • Handbell, a handheld bell, rung singly (such as a school bell) or in tuned sets played by a bell choir
    • Jingle bell, a spherical bell that produces a distinct "jingle" sound
    • Last call bell, a bell that signals the closing of a bar
    • Mark tree, a set of small hanging chimes, sometimes mislabeled as a wind chime
    • Orchestra bell, better known as Glockenspiel
    • Ship's bells, bells which mark time on a ship
    • Slave bell, used to regulate slavery
    • Tubular bell, used in tuned sets as in a longcase clock, orchestral chime, organ, or tower
  • Bell (wind), the round, flared opening of a wind instrument opposite the mouthpiece
  • Bell character, a character that produces an audible signal at a terminal
  • Bell effect, a musical technique similar to an arpeggio
  • Bell unit, measure of the ratio between two quantities

A bell is a simple sound-making device. ... In the Roman Catholic Church, an altar bell is a small bell placed on the credence or in some other convenient place on the epistle side of the altar. ... A bell is a signal in a school, either a real bell, a distributed ringer or heard over the intercom that tells the students when it is time to go to class in the morning and when it is time to change classes during the day. ... A bell cymbal or bell splash cymbal is a small, very thick cymbal with little if any taper, used as an effects cymbal in a drum kit. ... A bell tree is a percussion instrument, consisting of vertically nested metal bowls. ... A Bermuda carriage bell is a bowl-sized bell with a pleasant tone. ... For the University of Regina student newspaper, see The Carillon. ... A carillon-like instrument with less than 23 bells is called a chime. ... Church bell from Saleby, Västergötland, Sweden containing an inscription from 1228 in the Runic alphabet A church bell is a bell which is rung in a (especially Christian) church either to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to go to church, perhaps to attend a wedding... An electric bell is a form of mechanical bell that functions by means of an electromagnet. ... A handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand. ... Some jingle bells. ... The last call bell is a bell used in bars to signify the last call for alcohol of the day. ... A mark tree (also known as a chime tree or set of bar chimes) is a percussion instrument used primarily for musical color. ... Most orchestral glockenspiels are mounted in a case. ... Ships bells are a system to indicate the hour by means of bells, used aboard a ship to regulate the sailors duty watches. ... The Slave Bell was used to punctuate the day at the Cape Colony during the days when slavery was still practised there. ... Tubular bells (also known as chimes) are musical instruments in the percussion family. ... The bell of a wind instrument is the round, flared opening opposite the mouthpiece. ... Bell character is an ASCII control character, code 7 (^G). ... The Bell Effect, also known colloquially as bells, is a technique used in musical arrangement where single notes of a chord are played in sequence by different instruments which sustain their individual notes to allow the chord to be heard. ... For other uses, see Decibel (disambiguation). ...

In communication

The word "bell" also can mean a signal from a engine order telegraph on a ship or submarine. Alexander Graham Bell (3 March 1847 - 2 August 1922) was a Scottish scientist, inventor and innovator. ... Weights of the Bell Centennial typeface are named for their applications in setting telephone directories. ... Weights of the Bell Gothic typeface. ... Bell Laboratories (also known as Bell Labs and formerly known as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories) was the main research and development arm of the United States Bell System. ... Bell System trademark used by AT&T and affiliated companies from 1921 to 1939 The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the US telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their... The Bell System was a trademark and service mark used by the United States telecommunications company American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T) and its affiliated companies to co-brand their extensive circuit-switched telephone network and their affiliations with each other. ... Map of the original and current companies. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Jersey Bell is the former d/b/a name of the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, a Bell Operating Company serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Illinois Bell is the name of the Bell Operating Company serving Illinois. ... Cincinnati Bell is the dominant telephone company for Cincinnati, Ohio and its nearby suburbs in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. ... The Bell Telephone Hour was a musical show which aired on NBC from 1959 to 1968. ... Bell Canada Enterprises (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE), legally BCE Inc. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Bell Aliant Regional Communications is a communications company providing services primarily in rural areas throughout eastern Canada, as Aliant in Atlantic Canada and as Bell in central Canada. ... Telebec is a telephone company located in the province of Quebec in Canada. ... NorthernTel (formerly Northern Telephone) is a telephone company in Ontario, Canada. ... Bell Sympatico, originally and frequently called Sympatico, is the consumer-side Internet service provider division of Bell Canada. ... Bell Mobility is the division of Bell Canada which sells wireless services in Canada. ... Bell ExpressVu is the division of Bell Canada that provides satellite television service across Canada. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... Alcatel SA is a global company, headquartered in France that provides hardware, software and services to telecommunications service providers and enterprises. ... An engine order telegraph or E.O.T. is a communications device used on a ship or submarine for the pilot on the bridge to order engineers in the engine room to power the vessel at a certain desired speed. ...

In business

Categories: Corporation stubs ... The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of fighter aircraft for World War II but most famous for the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft, and for many types of helicopters. ... Bell Helicopter Textron is an American helicopter and tiltrotor manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Bell Helicopter Textron is an American helicopter and tiltrotor manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Bell-Pottinger is a UK-based PR firm. ... First US Bell Records Bell Records was the name of at least four different record companies in the 20th century. ... The Bell Shakespeare Company is an Australian theatre company specialising in the works of William Shakespeare. ... Bell Sports Inc. ... A person wearing a helmet. ... Two different consumer electronics companies have used the Packard Bell name. ... Taco Bell Corp. ...


  • Bell, Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Bell, Rhein-Hunsrück, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Bell is set in the Blue Mountains, 87 km west of Sydney, Australia, some 30 km east of Lithgow and 20 km north of Mount Victoria. ... Bell is nestled in the foothills of the Bunya Mountains of Queensland, Australia. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Bells Beach Bells Beach ( ) is an internationally famous surf beach in Victoria, Australia, located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road near the towns of Torquay and Jan Juc. ... Bell railway station, originally called Mount Wilson, is a regional railway station on the Blue Mountains Line of the CityRail intercity network, serving the suburb of Mount Wilson in the Upper Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. ... Bell is a railway station on the Epping railway line. ... Centre Bell, Montreal Centre Bell, Montreal The Bell Centre (French: Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996, when the team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. ... Bell Island, Newfoundland Bell Island is an island located off Newfoundlands Avalon Peninsula in Conception Bay. ... Bell is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. ... Bell is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Hunsrück in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. ... Bell is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Bell is a town located in Gilchrist County, Florida. ... Bell Acres is a borough located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Bell Buckle is a town in Bedford County, Tennessee, United States. ... Bell Center is a village located in Crawford County, Wisconsin. ... Bell City is a city located in Stoddard County, Missouri. ... Bells Corners is a neighbourhood in the city of Ottawa, Canada. ... Bell County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Bell County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Bell Gardens is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Bell Hill is a census-designated place located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Bell Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Bell Township, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Bell Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Bell Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Bellville is the name of several places in the United States of America and elsewhere: Bellville, South Africa Bellville, Georgia Bellville, Ohio Bellville, Texas There are also a number of places named Belleville, with a different spelling. ... Bell High School can refer to: Bell High School, in Ottawa, Canada Bell High School, in Bell, California Bell High School, in Bell, Florida Bell High School, in Washington, DC Bell High School, in Hurst, Texas Similar names: Alexander Graham Bell High School, in Halifax, Nova Scotia Edward Bell High...

In biology

  • Bell Miner, colonial honeyeater endemic to southeastern Australia
  • Bell pepper, Cultivar Group of the species Capsicum annuum
  • Bellbird, several kinds of bird in various regions of the world that are noted for their far-carrying bell-like call
  • Diving bell spider, spider which lives entirely under water
  • Bell, the umbrella-shaped, non-stinging part of medusas in jellyfish
  • Bell, the corolla of a flower

The Bell Miner, Manorina melanophrys, is a colonial honeyeater endemic to southeastern Australia. ... Binomial name Capsicum annuum L. For green peppercorns, see Black pepper. ... See also: New Zealand Bellbird Species See text. ... Binomial name Argyroneta aquatica Clerck, 1757 The diving bell spider or water spider, Argyroneta aquatica, is a spider which lives entirely under water, even though it could survive on land. ... For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation). ... Corolla can be: A Latin-language term for crown The Toyota Corolla, a model of automobile manufactured by Toyota The corolla is one whorl of the perianth of a flower and composed of petals The town of Corolla, North Carolina This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that...

In mathematics

  • Bell curve, illustrates normal distribution in statistics
    • Bell curve grading, a use of the bell curve in comparing student achievement and converting percent and percentile grades to letter grades
  • Bell number, the number of partitions of a set with n members
  • Bell's theorem, the most famous legacy of the late John Bell

The graph of the probability density function of the normal distribution is sometimes called the bell curve or the bell-shaped curve; see normal distribution. ... In education, grading on a bell curve is grading a group of examinations first using a numerical point system, then assigning the highest grade an A, regardless of its numerical grade (which can be failing). ... The Bell numbers, named in honor of Eric Temple Bell, are a sequence of integers arising in combinatorics that begins thus (sequence A000110 in OEIS): In general, Bn is the number of partitions of a set of size n. ... Bells theorem is the most famous legacy of the late Irish phyisicist John Bell. ...


The bell housing is part of the transmission system on a petrol or diesel powered vehicle. ... Diving bell A diving bell also known as a wet bell is a cable-suspended airtight chamber, open at the bottom like a moon pool structure, that is lowered underwater to operate as a base or a means of transport for a small number of divers. ... Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Bell for Henry H. Bell. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... It has been suggested that Abax be merged into this article or section. ... Neck is the body part between the head and torso of many animals. ... The Corinthian order as used for the portico of the Pantheon, Rome provided a prominent model for Renaissance and later architects, through the medium of engravings. ... Bell is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, just past the western limb. ... Bell is a fictional currency used in the video games Animal Crossing and GiFTPiA. The Bell symbol is written as a capitol B inside of a money sack or money bag. ... List of Blackadder episodes Bells is the first episode of the BBC sitcom Blackadder II, the second series of Blackadder, which was set in Elizabethan England from 1558 to 1603. ... A bell barrow, sometimes referred to as a Wessex type barrow, campanulate form barrow, or a bermed barrow is a type of tumulus identified as such by both John Aubrey and William Stukeley. ... The Beaker people (or `Beaker folk) were an archaeological culture present in prehistoric Europe, defined by a pottery style -- a beaker with a distinctive bell-shaped profile -- that many archeologists believe spread across the western part of the Continent during the 3rd millennium BC. The pottery is particularly prevalent in... Bell-bottoms Bell bottoms are trousers, worn by men and women, boys and girls that become wider from the knees downwards. ... A Bell Pit is a primitive method of mining coal where the coal lies near the surface on flat land. ... Saved by the Bell was an American teen sitcom which originally aired between 1989 and 1993. ... The Bell is also the title of a 1958 novel by Iris Murdoch. ... The Liberty Bell is an American bell of great historic significance, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Bell is a Didone classification serif typeface designed in 1788 by Richard Austin (1768–1830) while working in John Bells British Type Foundry. ... One Wrench is Avails fifth studio album, and their first full-length released on Fat Wreck Chords in 2000. ... The glans penis (or simply glans) is the pressure sensitive tip of the penis. ...

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Bell (instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1161 words)
The bell is a percussion instrument and an idiophone.
In the Eastern world, the traditional forms of bells are temple and palace bells, small ones being rung by a sharp rap with a stick, and very large ones rung by a blow from the outside by a large swinging beam.
Sigismund is a bell in the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków, Poland, cast in 1520.
Bell, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1297 words)
Bell is located on the west bank of the Los Angeles River and is situated north of South Gate.
In March of 2000, Bell gained worldwide publicity, as the media announced that a shipment of 55 Oscar statuettes were stolen from a trucking company loading dock in the City of Bell.
James George Bell and his family, the pioneer residents for whom the city is named, arrived, acquired about 360 acres of land and helped in its development as a small farming and cattle raising community.
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