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tubular bells

Syllabification: tu·bu·lar bells

Definition of tubular bells in English:

plural noun

An orchestral instrument consisting of a row of vertically suspended metal tubes struck with a mallet.
Example sentences
  • In the orchestra, I am thinking of using a certain number of brass and also metallic percussion: tubular bells, gongs, tam-tam, etc.
  • Lashing whips, hollow gunshots, meaningless choruses, whistling, echoing pipes, tubular bells and stylophones are all tipped into the collage.
  • Other instruments used were mainly percussion - tubular bells, tam tams, and three Tibetan drums.

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