(as) clear as a bell

idiom

: very clear
Clear as a bell, I heard him say my name.
It was clear as a bell that morning—not a cloud in the sky.
The water was as clear as a bell.
: very clearly

Examples of (as) clear as a bell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with the set and costumes (by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung), the key craft element is Garth MacAleavey’s sound design, which makes every lyric clear as a bell, every note of music crystalline. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Apr. 2024 But as a warning against placing too much faith in miracles performed by saviors, Dr. Death rings clear as a bell. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Dec. 2023 Bright, lively, and clear as a bell, the wine serves to cleanse the palate between each bite. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2023 But my memories of everything that happened to me there is clear as a bell. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 In a splashy new Broadway revival, the role is played by Sutton Foster (above), who, like Cook, has a soprano tone as clear as a bell on a hill and an uncanny ability to make her work look easy. The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021 Hank Williams or Kitty Wells — clear as a bell from West Virginia. George Vecsey, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2022 My phone had accidentally dialed my sister in Los Angeles who came through clear as a bell in western Uganda in the bottom of a gorge. Demetria Gallegos, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2022 In a splashy new Broadway revival, the role is played by Sutton Foster (above), who, like Cook, has a soprano tone as clear as a bell on a hill and an uncanny ability to make her work look easy. The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021

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“(as) clear as a bell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28as%29%20clear%20as%20a%20bell. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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