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(as) sound as a bell

Definition of (as) sound as a bell

informal

  1. :  in excellent condition <The car's engine is as sound as a bell.>



Word by Word Definitions

soundplay
  1. :  free from injury or disease

    :  free from flaw, defect, or decay

    :  solid, firm

  1. :  to the full extent :  thoroughly

  1. :  a particular auditory impression :  tone

    :  the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing

    :  mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (as air) and is the objective cause of hearing

  1. :  to cause to sound

    :  pronounce

    :  to put into words :  voice

  1. :  a long broad inlet of the ocean generally parallel to the coast

    :  a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies (as a sea with the ocean) or separating a mainland and an island

    :  the air bladder of a fish

  1. :  to measure the depth of :  fathom

    :  to try to find out the views or intentions of :  probe

    :  to explore or examine (a body cavity) with a sound

  1. :  an elongated instrument for exploring or sounding body cavities

bellplay
  1. :  a hollow metallic device that gives off a reverberating sound when struck

    :  doorbell

    :  the sounding of a bell as a signal

  1. :  to provide with a bell

    :  to flare the end of (as a tube) into the shape of a bell

    :  to take the form of a bell :  flare

  1. :  to make a resonant bellowing or baying sound

  1. :  bellow, roar


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