belllike

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bell +‎ -like

Adjective[edit]

belllike (comparative more belllike, superlative most belllike)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a bell.
    • 2007 December 1, Allan Kozinn, “That Same Old Beat, With Brand-New Choices”, in New York Times[1]:
      Usually the pulse is established by a piano, which holds down the beat with a belllike tone.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The hyphenated spelling bell-like may be preferred in order to avoid the unusual juxtaposition of three of the same consonant.