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English noun: bell ringer

1. bell ringer (person) a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)

Synonymsringer, toller

Broader (hypernym)signaler, signaller

2. bell ringer (person) someone who plays musical handbells

Broader (hypernym)instrumentalist, musician, player

3. bell ringer (act) something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

SamplesThe new advertising campaign was a bell ringer.
Scored a bull's eye.
Hit the mark.
The president's speech was a home run.

Synonymsbull's eye, home run, mark

Broader (hypernym)success

Domain usagefigure, figure of speech, image, trope

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