BELL

A SMALL, FLATTENED BELL IN A CLOCK, WATCH OR ALARM THAT IS STRUCK WITH A HAMMER. IN A REPEATER-WATCH, BELLS ARE REPLACED BY GONGS WHICH ARE STRIPS OF TEMPERED STEEL, FIRMLY SECURED AT ONE END. THE HOURS ARE STRUCK ON A LOW NOTE; THE QUARTER-HOUR IS STRUCK ON TWO NOTES, ONE LOW AND ONE HIGH.
A CHIME USES THREE NOTES.