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1. A bell hung from a collar around a cow's neck.
2. A bell that is used as a percussion instrument by being struck with a stick.


1. (Agriculture) a bell hung around a cow's neck so that the cow can be easily located
2. (Instruments) a metal percussion instrument usually mounted on the bass drum or hand-held and struck with a drumstick
3. (Plants) US another name for bladder campion



a bell hung around a cow's neck to indicate its whereabouts.


A small bell hung around a cow’s neck to help find the cow when it was in a timbered pasture.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cowbell - a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily locatedcowbell - a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck


[ˈkaʊbel] Ncencerro m


[ˈkaʊbɛl] ncloche f de vache
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Dan was full of a wild idea that we should all meet them at the gate, armed with cowbells and tin-pans, and "charivari" them up the lane.
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