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tubular bell

noun
1.
Often, tubular bells. one of a set of tuned metal tubes of different lengths used as a musical instrument, suspended vertically from a frame and struck with a mallet to produce sounds or melodies.
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tubular bells

plural noun
1.
(music) an orchestral percussion instrument of 18 chromatically tuned metal tubes suspended vertically and struck near the top
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