Definition of cap and bells in English:

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cap and bells

Pronunciation: /ˌkap (ə)n ˈbɛlz/

plural noun

historical
The insignia of the professional jester.
Example sentences
  • The loose connection to Dors is strangely apposite, however, for Marr was as showbiz as a political editor could be without wearing a jester's cap and bells.
  • The reason the period has become a joke must have something to do with those rather unfortunate clothes - jester's cap and bells, lace gowns, armour, monk's habits.
  • Alexander Downer, still waving his cap and bells, pointed out gravely that all 43 were retired.
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