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bell-like

Syllabification: bell-like

Definition of bell-like in English:

adjective

1Resembling a bell, especially in producing a clear musical sound: her clear bell-like voice
More example sentences
  • The bell-like tones of her early records are long gone, replaced by a smoky, resonant voice that has become an interpretive tool.
  • O'Connor's voice is a superb mixture of power and frailty, ragged howl and bell-like clarity.
  • They utter a variety of sounds, including raucous territorial and predator alerts, rattling noises, clicks, and bell-like tones.
2Shaped like a bell: bell-like flowers

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