Ring a bell

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Definition

(That name) doesn't ring a bell: (That name) doesn't sound familiar, doesn't sound like any that I know
idiom

to ring: to sound, to chime, to resonate, to reverberate
verb

a bell: a hollow, usually metal, cup-shaped instrument that makes a ringing sound when struck
noun

Examples

  • "Does that name ring a bell?"
  • "Bruno : The name rings a bell."
  • "That doesn't ring a bell."

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