Bell in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is bell a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word bell is a Scrabble US word. The word bell is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'bell'

BELL 6 

3 letters words from 'bell'

BEL 5ELL 3

2 letters words from 'bell'

BE 4EL 2

All 4 letters words made out of bell

bell ebll blel lbel elbl lebl bell ebll blel lbel elbl lebl blle lble blle lble llbe llbe ellb lelb ellb lelb lleb lleb

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bell. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bell.

Definitions and meaning of bell

bell

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bĕl, IPA(key): /bɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1

From Middle English belle, from Old English belle (bell), from Proto-Germanic *bellǭ. Cognate with West Frisian belle, bel, Dutch bel, Low German Belle, Bel, Danish bjelde, Swedish bjällra, Norwegian bjelle, Icelandic bjalla.

Noun

bell (plural bells)

  1. A percussive instrument made of metal or other hard material, typically but not always in the shape of an inverted cup with a flared rim, which resonates when struck.
    • 1848, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Bells"
      HEAR the sledges with the bells
      Silver bells!
      What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
  2. The sounding of a bell as a signal.
  3. (chiefly Britain, informal) A telephone call.
    I’ll give you a bell later.
  4. A signal at a school that tells the students when a class is starting or ending.
  5. (music) The flared end of a brass or woodwind instrument.
  6. (nautical) Any of a series of strokes on a bell (or similar), struck every half hour to indicate the time (within a four hour watch)
  7. The flared end of a pipe, designed to mate with a narrow spigot.
  8. (computing) A device control code that produces a beep (or rings a small electromechanical bell on older teleprinters etc.).
  9. Anything shaped like a bell, such as the cup or corolla of a flower.
  10. (architecture) The part of the capital of a column included between the abacus and neck molding; also used for the naked core of nearly cylindrical shape, assumed to exist within the leafage of a capital.
  11. An instrument situated on a bicycle's handlebar, used by the cyclist to warn of his or her presence.
Synonyms
  • (in heraldry): campane
  • (rare): tintinnabule
Hyponyms
Meronyms
  • (internally suspended tool for striking): clapper, tongue
  • (flaring open end): mouth
Holonyms
  • (structure housing bells): bell tower, campanile
  • (sets of bells): carillon, peal
Coordinate terms
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Fiji Hindi: belo
  • Japanese: ベル (beru)
Translations
See also
  • (study of bells): campanology
  • (expert in bells): campanist, campanologist
  • (player of bells): bell-ringer, carilloner, carilloneur, carillonist, ringer, tintinnabulary, tintinnabulist
  • (playing of bells): bell-ringing, tintinnabulation, tintinnabulism, tintinnation
  • (bell-related): campanistic, campanologic, campanarian, tintinnabular, tintinnabular, tintinnabulary, tintinnabulatory, tintinnabulous
  • (related to a peal of bells or bell tower): campanilian
  • (bell-shaped): bell-shaped, campanal, campaniform, campaniliform, campanular, campanulate, campanulated, campanulous, tintinnabulate
  • (containing bells): campaned
  • (sounding like a small bell): jingling, tinkling, tintinnabulant, tintinnabulating, tintinnating

Verb

bell (third-person singular simple present bells, present participle belling, simple past and past participle belled)

  1. (transitive) To attach a bell to.
    Who will bell the cat?
  2. (transitive) To shape so that it flares out like a bell.
    to bell a tube
  3. (slang, transitive) To telephone.
  4. (intransitive) To develop bells or corollas; to take the form of a bell; to blossom.
    Hops bell.
See also
  • bell out
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English bellen, from Old English bellan (to bellow; make a hollow noise; roar; bark; grunt), from Proto-Germanic *bellaną (to sound; roar; bark), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (to sound; roar; bark). Cognate with Scots bell (to shout; speak loudly), Dutch bellen (to bark), German Low German bellen (to ring), German bellen (to bark), Swedish böla (to low; bellow; roar).

Verb

bell (third-person singular simple present bells, present participle belling, simple past and past participle belled)

  1. (intransitive) To bellow or roar.
    • As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled / Once, twice and again!
    • 1872, Robert Browning, Fifine at the Fair:
      You acted part so well, went alɬ-fours upon earth / The live-long day, brayed, belled.
    • 1955, William Golding, The Inheritors, Faber and Faber 2005, page 128:
      Then, incredibly, a rutting stag belled by the trunks.
  2. (transitive) To utter in a loud manner; to thunder forth.
    • 1591, Edmund Spenser, Astrophel:
      Their leaders bell their bleating tunes In doleful sound.
Derived terms
  • belling
Translations

Noun

bell (plural bells)

  1. The bellow or bay of certain animals, such as a hound on the hunt or a stag in rut.
Translations

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin bellus. Compare Occitan bèll, bèu, French beau, Spanish bello.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈbeʎ/
  • Rhymes: -eʎ
  • Homophone: vell

Adjective

bell (feminine bella, masculine plural bells, feminine plural belles)

  1. beautiful

Derived terms

  • bellament
  • bellesa
  • belles arts
  • embellir

Further reading

  • “bell” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “bell” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “bell” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “bell” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

German

Verb

bell

  1. Imperative singular of bellen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of bellen.

Interlingue

Adjective

bell

  1. beautiful

Welsh

Adjective

bell

  1. Soft mutation of pell.

Mutation


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to provide with a ringing device.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)