clear as a bell


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Related to clear as a bell: clear as mud, clean as a whistle, clear as a whistle

*clear as a bell

very clear, as with the sound of a bell. (*Also: as ~.) I fixed the radio, so now all the stations come in clear as a bell. Through the wall, I could hear the neighbors talking, just as clear as a bell.
See also: bell, clear

clear as a bell

Pure as the sound of a bell; also, readily understood. For example, Did you understand the message I left you?-Yes, clear as a bell. This simile, which alludes to the bell's clarity owing to lack of overtones, was already a proverb in John Ray's English Proverbs (1670).
See also: bell, clear