Meaning of fairy bells in English:

fairy bells

Pronunciation /ˈfɛːri ˌbɛlz/


(also fairy bell)
  • 1Any of various plants having somewhat bell-shaped flowers, as the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea; especially any of several plants of (or formerly of) the genus Disporum (family Asparagaceae), of Asia and North America.

  • 2Music
    A type of percussion instrument consisting of several small bells joined in a row and attached to a handle.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849), poet. Partly from either fairy or fairy + the plural of bell.