bell tone

noun

Definition of bell tone

  1. 1 :  the tone or timbre peculiar to a bell (such as a church bell) and composed of a unique series of harmonics beginning 1 : 2 : 2 : 4 : 3 : 4

  2. 2 :  a musical tone (such as a tone produced on a trumpet) characterized by a strong initial accent followed by a sharp diminuendo similar in dynamics to a tone struck on a bell

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