One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Resembling a bell, especially in producing a clear musical sound.‘her clear bell-like voice’
- ‘Pictures are vibrant, stable and detailed, while soundtracks boast bell-like clarity.’
- ‘The Brabant Ensemble generally does it full justice, with its clear, steady tone: the bell-like soprano sound is particularly attractive.’
- ‘The crystals hit the glass with a distinctive, bell-like chiming, each one on a slightly different note.’
- ‘His instrument was also impeccably tuned, notes attaining bell-like clarity.’
- ‘Each bird's voice is but four limpid notes, delivered in slow, syncopated cadence, rising to a bell-like question mark.’
- ‘Talking to a fellow guitarist the other evening, he mentioned the bell-like chimes of the Fender Stratocaster which he highly covets.’
- ‘O'Connor's voice is a superb mixture of power and frailty, ragged howl and bell-like clarity.’
- ‘Listening to Moravec's readings, I was struck by how often Debussy turned to bell-like sonorities in his piano music.’
- ‘The bell-like tones of her early records are long gone, replaced by a smoky, resonant voice that has become an interpretive tool.’
- ‘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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