Definitions

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  • n. A small bell designed to be rung by hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small bell rung by the hand; a table bell.
  • n. a bell that is held in the hand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small bell rung by the hand, as distinguished from one rung by some mechanical means, as a bell-rope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bell that is held in the hand

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Examples

  • I loved playing in handbell choir at church (no that’s not nerdy either …).

    2008 July « TalentedApps

  • I have never, to my knowledge, engaged in elder abuse, except one time when my middle school choir sang at an old persons' home and several people died specifically to escape our handbell rendition of "Alexander's Ragtime Band."

    Before limiting college students' voting rights, stop old people!

  • A couple of times each year, they dodemo recordings for one of the larger publishers of handbell music.

    Bell-issima

  • “Ladies and gentlemen,” he began, and Phyllis and I were tapping our crystal water glasses like English handbell ringers.

    Nuptial Indemnity

  • In Toronto, she saw a handbell demonstration (I'm sorry, what?) and a horse race.

    Goodbye Queen, and good luck

  • PAX RIVER RINGERS The St. Mary's County handbell choir performs songs from the Revolutionary War, late-20th-century pop music, spirituals, ragtime and TV themes. 7 p.m. Christ Church, 112 E. Charles St.,

    Prince George's County and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide, June 24-30

  •             “Ladies and gentlemen,” he began, and Phyllis and I were tapping our crystal water glasses like English handbell ringers.

    Nuptial Indemnity

  • “All aboard,” the conductor yelled, clanging a handbell.

    KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY

  • Someone called with a requestfor a substitute in the handbell group I used to play with - four hours of rehearsal on Monday, most of it standing.

    Good for Me

  • Additionally, I wasalso heavilyinvolved inmy musical stage, workingas an accompanist and becoming a full time member of a professional handbell ensemble.

    2008 May « Becca’s Byline

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