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doorbells, plural;
  1. A bell in a building that can be rung by visitors outside to signal their arrival

  1. a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
  2. A doorbell is a signaling device typically placed near a door. Most doorbells emit a ringing sound to alert the occupant of the building to a visitor's presence, when the visitor presses a button. Many modern doorbells are electric — they are actuated by an electric switch. ...
  3. Il campanello or Il campanello di notte (The Night Bell) is a melodramma giocoso, or opera, in one act by Gaetano Donizetti. The composer wrote the Italian libretto after Mathieu-Barthélemy Troin Brunswick and Victor Lhérie's French vaudeville La sonnette de nuit. The premiere was on June 1, 1836.
  4. A device on or adjacent to an outer door for announcing one's presence. It can be mechanical, directly sounding a bell, or a button that electrically sounds a chime or buzzer inside the building; A button that actives an electric doorbell; To ring many doorbells in an effort to contact people ...
  5. Adorable. My friend Cindy uses this term. After having had it grate on me for, like, years, it grew on me. The grating scars healed. What grew in its place was a sort of a warm spot. So I asked her if I could use it on this site. Found out it wasn't her term to coin! It was someone else's. ...
  6. A device that uses an electromagnet to ring a bell.