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.
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.
As she spoke there was a loud ring at the doorbell. The women-servants crowded into the bedroom in alarm.
Amazon's acquisition of Ring, a company that provides video surveillance doorbells, is a strategic move that could help cut down on costly incidents of package theft.
Amazon has been partnering up with local authorities through its Ring home security company, which manufactures doorbells equipped with cameras and speakers. One of Ring's services, Neighbors, (https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/02/amazon-ring-neighbors-app-sends-video-to-police-departments.html) allows members of a community to share safety information and suspicious footage captured on their Ring doorbells in a shared network, akin to Facebook's news feed. 
"Due to tech advancements, it's good to see that smart doorbells are growing in popularity, both letting people see who's at their door and also providing an additional layer of security."
But State's Attorney Joe McMahon said prosecutors in some ways are busier than ever with new types of evidence, such as footage from Wi-Fi-enabled doorbells, police body cameras and home and business surveillance systems.
are using video doorbells from Amazon-owned Ring to create an unofficial surveillance network, CNet's Alfred Ng reports.
He has since taken to banging his wardrobe door and waking us up in the night having previously rang the doorbells at 2am and 3am.