Definition of handbell in English:

handbell

Line breaks: hand|bell
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)bɛl
 
/

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.
    More 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.

More definitions of handbell

Definition of handbell in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody