Bell – The sound of a roar

Bell: A hollow metal object, typically in the shape of a deep inverted cup widening at the lip, that sounds a clear musical note when struck

 

‘Bell’ was originally ‘belle’ in old English and joined our language from Dutch where ‘belle’ meant the same as ‘bell’ today. The word can be traced back to the Proto-Indo-European word ‘bhel’ which referred to the sound of a roar.

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