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Meaning of doorbell

door•bell

Pronunciation: (dôr'bel", dōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a bell chime, or the like, at a door or connected with a door, rung by persons outside wanting someone inside to open the door.
—v.i.
  1. to canvass or solicit from door to door, esp. for votes or contributions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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