Definitions

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  • adj. Having a shape or cross-section like the cross-section of a bell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the shape of a wide-mouthed bell; campanulate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a bell, or of a somewhat deep vessel whose lip turns out and then begins to turn in again; specifically, in botany, campanulate. See cut under Campanula.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a convex shape that resembles a bell

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Examples

  • I bid a few hundreds dollars on a pink and white decoupage cake platter with a bell-shaped top.

    Why Impulse Spending Can Be a Good Thing

  • The rate with which these ideas came followed a kind of a bell-shaped curve.

    Andrew Grove - An interview with author

  • Month after month this process continued until new memories were gradually harder to come by -- descending on the bell-shaped curve until they stopped altogether.

    Andrew Grove - An interview with author

  • Other breaks in the forest revealed the occasional bell-shaped Buddhist dagoba, or stupa, with its soaring-to-heaven whiteness against the otherwise fungal-green tableau.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • They are smallish, bright green, thin-skinned, bell-shaped peppers that are very flavorful but usually not hot, although there may be one or two hot ones in every few dozen.

    Your Guide to the Best in Summer Food

  • A low-growing bushy plant that forms a tall stalk with bell-shaped flowers.

    Berries and Seeds

  • It blooms with little white bell-shaped flowers on a short stalk.

    Berries and Seeds

  • The Baltimore Sun reports that softball-sized, milky white, bell-shaped jellyfish with long, trailing tentacles could be seen moving slowly about Thursday in the murky water by the USS Constellation.

    Jellyfish in the Inner Harbor?

  • Birth flower, May, lily of the valley, stemless convallariaceous herb, Convallaria majalis, with a raceme of drooping, bell-shaped fragrant white flowers.

    The Memory Palace

  • Also, keep in mind that the majority of federal programs are not big acquisitions or procurements with "bell-shaped" funding profiles like NASA or DoD typically has.

    COTS Thoughts From Jim Muncy - NASA Watch

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