Definition of (as) clear as a bell
- 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.
: bright, luminous
: free from mist, haze, or dust
: in a clear manner
: all the way
: to make clear or translucent
: to free from pollution or cloudiness
: to free from accusation or blame : exonerate, vindicate
: a clear space or part
: a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton
: a hollow metallic device that gives off a reverberating sound when struck
: the sounding of a bell as a signal
: to provide with a bell
: to flare the end of (something, such as a tube) into the shape of a bell
: to take the form of a bell : flare
: to make a resonant bellowing or baying sound
: bellow, roar
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