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change ringing

noun
1.
the art of ringing a series of tuned bells of different tones, as those hung in a church tower, according to any of various orderly sequences.
Origin of change ringing
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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  • Probably also change-ringing is governed by the same mode of calculation.

  • But change-ringing is a real science, and entails long and assiduous practice and considerable muscular exertion.

    Church Bells H. B. Walters
  • This is an example of an ordinary English peal constructed for change-ringing and shows some of the bells “up,” ready for ringing.

    Church Bells H. B. Walters
British Dictionary definitions for change-ringing

change-ringing

noun
1.
the art of bell-ringing in which a set of bells is rung in an established order which is then changed
2.
variations on a topic or theme
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