handbell \handbell\ n. a bell that is held in the hand. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • handbell — (n.) O.E. handbelle; see HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) + BELL (Cf. bell) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Handbell — Infobox Instrument name=Handbell classification= *Hand percussion *Idiophone range= related= *Bells *HandchimesA handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand. To ring a handbell, a ringer grasps the bell by its slightly flexible handle mdash;… …   Wikipedia

  • handbell — noun Date: before 12th century a small bell with a handle; especially one of a set tuned in a scale for musical performance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • handbell — hand bell n. A small bell having a handle, especially one of a set of bells tuned to different pitches and used in musical performance. * * * ▪ musical instrument  small bell usually of brass or bronze but sometimes of copper, clay, porcelain,… …   Universalium

  • handbell — noun A small bell designed to be rung by hand …   Wiktionary

  • handbell — hand·bell || hændbel n. bell that a person holds in the hand and is rung by shaking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handbell — noun a small bell, especially one of a set tuned to a range of notes and played by a group of people …   English new terms dictionary

  • handbell — /ˈhændbɛl/ (say handbel) noun a bell rung by hand, especially one that is part of a set for musical performance …   Australian English dictionary

  • handbell — n. a small bell, usu. tuned to a particular note and rung by hand, esp. one of a set giving a range of notes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Handchime — Classification Hand percussion Idiophone Related instruments Handbells …   Wikipedia

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