Definition of handbell in English:

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handbell

Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)ˌbel/

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Syllabification: hand·bell

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