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tubular bell

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noun
  1. Often tubular bells. one of a set of tuned metal tubes of different lengths used as a musical instrument, suspended vertically from a frame and struck with a mallet to produce sounds or melodies.
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British Dictionary definitions for tubular bells

tubular bells

pl n
  1. music an orchestral percussion instrument of 18 chromatically tuned metal tubes suspended vertically and struck near the top
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