Origin of doorbell
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for doorbell
“Upon our arrival I knocked on the front door several times and rang the doorbell with no answer,” Platt would report.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida
March 30, 2014
During Inside Llewyn Davis you just wish Davis had a warm coat and that someone would answer when he rings on their doorbell.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
Deliverymen were asked not to ring the doorbell lest the noise disturb him.We Already Know What Adam Lanza’s Real Motive Was at Sandy Hook
November 26, 2013
Doorbell would ring, I would open the door, Luke would come in, we would bow at each other, he would say nothing.Adam Gopnik: I Didn’t Know What ‘LOL’ Meant
September 3, 2013
Hearing the doorbell, a hesitant cleaner opened the door a crack to see who it was.Christians Under Attack
Mike Giglio, Sophia Jones
August 15, 2013
Thus it was possible to ring the doorbell from the pavement, and this the stranger did.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He was on his way to the telephone when the doorbell buzzed.
“I think that was the doorbell,” she remarked, a trifle sharply.
They had scarcely risen from the table when the doorbell rang.
Just as they were about to take their seats at the table the doorbell rang.
Word Origin and History for doorbell
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper