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- Resembling or characteristic of a bell.
2007 December 1, Allan Kozinn, “That Same Old Beat, With Brand-New Choices”, in New York Times:
- Usually the pulse is established by a piano, which holds down the beat with a belllike tone.
- The hyphenated spelling bell-like may be preferred in order to avoid the unusual juxtaposition of three of the same consonant.