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A small bell with a handle or strap, especially one of a set tuned to a range of notes and played by a group of people.
- ‘Unlike an orchestra in which each instrument has a complete range of notes within itself, a set of handbells is like the separated notes of a piano being shared between several people.’
- ‘Now the music director said that handbells were too difficult for the members to handle.’
- ‘Blending the exquisite sounds of the musical saw, English handbells, and pitched cowbells, this is a one-of-a-kind CD that I hope you will want to own as well as to share with friends and relatives.’
- ‘Classes for youth eight years and up include fiddle, band, handbells, drumdancing, guitar, choir, songs and games.’
- ‘The 330 residents of Botton Village community on the North York Moors, near Danby, a centre for adults with special needs, rang a 100-note peal on their set of four octave handbells.’
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