Pronunciation: (dôr'bel", dōr'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/doorbell.html on line 71 [key]
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.
to canvass or solicit from door to door, esp. for votes or contributions.
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