change ringing

  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

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for change-ringing


Examples from the Web for change-ringing

Historical Examples of change-ringing

  • 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


  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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