bells and whistles meaning

WBells and whistles
  • Bells and whistles refers to non-essential features, visual or functional, that are an enhancement to an object.
  • It may also refer to:
  • More Bells and Whistles (computer animation), a 1990 computer animation created by Wayne Lytle
  • Detana!! TwinBee, a 1991 coin-operated video game produced by Konami (released outside Japan as Bells & Whistles)
  • "Bells and Whistles", a song by Andrew Jackson Jihad from the 2007 album People That Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World

    Definition of bells and whistles in English Dictionary

  • NounPREbel-
    1. IDI Extra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.
      1. His new car has all the bells and whistles, but it doesn't move through traffic jams any faster.
      2. The bells and whistles do not impress me.
      3. I need a new phone, but I don’t want all those fancy bells and whistles on it!
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Pluralia tantum

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en bells and smells
    2. en blessed thistles
    3. en beer and skittles
    4. en blow the whistle
    5. en balls and chains
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of bells and whistles for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "bells and whistles" is a noun, more specifically, a pluralia tantum.
    Definiteness: Level 1
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