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Noun (futsuumeishi)
See also: 本鈴
bell signalling that work, class, etc. will formally begin shortly, first bell, warning bellVorläuten, Glocke vor dem Hauptläuten (z.B. im Theater)

ON: ヨ, シャKUN: あらかじ.め
beforehand, previous, myself, I

ON: レイ, リンKUN: すず
small bell, buzzer

Example sentences
予鈴だ。校門の辺りにいた生徒たちが一斉に足を速める。Parts: 予鈴 (よれい), 校門 (こうもん), 辺り (あたり), 居る (いる), 生徒 (せいと), (たち), 一斉に (いっせいに), (あし), 早める (はやめる)It's the class bell. The pupils that had been around the school gate quickened their steps as one.

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