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hand bell

noun
1.
a small handheld bell, especially as part of a tuned set having different notes or pitches and played by a group.
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British Dictionary definitions for handbell

handbell

/ˈhændˌbɛl/
noun
1.
a bell rung by hand, esp one of a tuned set used in musical performance
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Word Origin and History for handbell
n.

Old English handbelle; see hand (n.) + bell (n.).

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Encyclopedia Article for handbell

small bell-usually of brass or bronze but sometimes of copper, clay, porcelain, glass, wood, or other hard material-with an attached stem, loop, or leather strap for a handle; most have a clapper, though some are struck externally. The earliest handbells were probably of beaten copper, but since the Bronze Age most metal bells have been cast.

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