doorbell


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door·bell

 (dôr′bĕl′)
n.
A bell, chime, or buzzer outside a door that is rung to announce the presence of a visitor or caller.

doorbell

(ˈdɔːbɛl)
n
a bell that is rung by visitors to a house to alert someone inside to their arrival

door•bell

(ˈdɔrˌbɛl, ˈdoʊr-)

n.
a bell, chime, or buzzer connected with a door, rung by persons seeking admittance, making a delivery, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doorbell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pusheddoorbell - a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
night bell - a doorbell to be used at night
push button, button, push - an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
Translations
zvonek
dørklokke
ovikello
zvonce
玄関の呼び鈴
초인종
hišni zvonec
dörrklocka
กริ่งประตู
chuông cửa

doorbell

[ˈdɔːbel] Ntimbre m

doorbell

[ˈdɔːrbɛl] nsonnette f
to ring the doorbell → sonner
Suddenly the doorbell rang → Soudain, on a sonné.door chain nchaîne f de sûretédoor handle npoignée f de porte

doorbell

[ˈdɔːˌbɛl] ncampanello

doorbell

جَرَسُ الباب zvonek dørklokke Türklingel κουδούνι πόρτας timbre, timbre de la puerta ovikello sonnette zvonce campanello 玄関の呼び鈴 초인종 deurbel dørklokke dzwonek u drzwi campainha da porta дверной звонок dörrklocka กริ่งประตู kapı zili chuông cửa 门铃
References in classic literature ?
Because he was always first in his classes at school, and could mend the water-pipes or the doorbell and take the clock to pieces, she seemed to think him a sort of prince.
Miss Miranda, had she lived in a populous neighborhood, would have had her doorbell pulled, her gate tied up, or "dirt traps" set in her garden paths.
Unable in my excitement to find the doorbell I instinctively tried the knob.
As she spoke there was a loud ring at the doorbell.
In the midst of this repast, however, the doorbell was heard--young Moss of the ruddy hair rose up with the keys and answered the summons, and coming back, told the Colonel that the messenger had returned with a bag, a desk and a letter, which he gave him.
He was perfectly calm, and, between the crashes, listened attentively to the delicate tinkling of the doorbell somewhere within the house.
Connection for up to four outside door locations; -- Support for a wide range of doorbell intercoms (2 and 3 -wire configuration); -- Electronic door release; and -- Output for external chime.
She managed to ring Ian's doorbell despite a distinct lack of doorbell to press.
Just when he is going to surprise her with it, his cousin Obie rings the doorbell and gives Tyler's mother a valentine of his own.
The woman, who is in her 20s, heard the doorbell of her Aintree home ring.
My doorbell rings and there is no-one there, and the other day I started to open the bathroom door and it seemed to be forced out of my hand and slammed open.
A MALFUNCTIONING doorbell may have saved a man's life after a flat was targeted by arsonists.