Meaning of “cowbell” in the English Dictionary


"cowbell" in English

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cowbellnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkau.bel/ us /ˈkau.bel/

Examples from literature

  • First came the sound of a cowbell. 
  • I heard a drowsy cowbell somewhere over the hills in the pasture. 
  • I heard the occasional sleepy tinkle of a cowbell, and the crickets were calling. 
  • The air smelled like early winter, and was vibrant with the melody of cowbells. 
  • The tank-a-tank of cowbells sounded from homing animals. 


(Definition of “cowbell” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)