(as) clear as a bell

(as) clear as a bell

1. Very crisply audible; very easy to hear. Unfortunately, our next-door neighbors fight a lot, and we can hear them clear as a bell—even at 3 AM! With these new headphones, you'll be able to hear music as clear as a bell.
2. Easy to understand; very clear. These directions are as clear as a bell, so you shouldn't have any questions.
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*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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

clear as a bell

If a sound is as clear as a bell, you can hear it very easily. Suddenly there is an unmistakable sound. It's as clear as a bell.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

as clear (or sound) as a bell

perfectly clear (or sound).
1993 Independent We spent a few thousand on redecoration, but basically the place was sound as a bell.
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(as) clear as a ˈbell

easily and clearly heard: ‘Can you hear me all right?’ ‘Clear as a bell!’
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

clear as a bell

Describing a tone free from harshness, rasping, or hoarseness, pure as the sound of a bell. The simile was already current in the seventeenth century; it appeared in John Ray’s proverb collection of 1670. Today it is often used figuratively to describe something that is readily understood. See also loud and clear.
See also: bell, clear
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