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Definition of bare-bones in English:


Reduced to or comprising only the basic or essential elements of something: a bare-bones version of the story
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  • Call them artificial purgatories, but Welch's bare-bones constructions are at least as moving as any of Wilson's elaborate mini-symphonies.
  • But we were going for a bare-bones feel closer to our live sound.
  • These bare-bones songs require just a whisper to transform themselves into full-blooded spirituals.

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