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cowbell

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noun cow·bell \-ˌbel\

Simple Definition of cowbell

  • : a bell that you hang around the neck of a cow so that you can tell where the cow is

Full Definition of cowbell

  1. :  a bell hung around the neck of a cow to make a sound by which the cow can be located


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