Clear As a Bell

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Anything that can be understood easily and without any confusion

Etymology:

  • In the old times bells were used to warn, alert or inform people. The bells were sounded loud to get the message delivered to as many people as possible. It was made sure that the bong is loud enough for all the dwellers. Now this practice has been given the form of an expression. It tells us that an answer, explanation or a message has been understood well. It is a very old saying that became popular in different area of Europe in 19th century.
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After giving the instruction to the emergency responders, the instructed asked them about any ambiguities and all responded clear as a bell, “affirmative!”

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Clear As a Bell':

clear as a belltotally clear: distinct and unmistakeable, as a bell's tone is clearly heard
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klar wie eine Glocke

ベルとしてクリア

像铃一样清晰

像鈴一樣清晰

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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