hand bell

or hand·bell



a small handheld bell, especially as part of a tuned set having different notes or pitches and played by a group.

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Historical Examples of hand bell

  • The Marchesa glanced at Mrs. Sinclair, and then struck a hand-bell on the table.

  • Hugh Ritson touched gently a hand-bell that stood on the table.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • The moment his creditors were gone, old Heythorp sounded the hand-bell.

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

  • "Supper is insupportably late," says she; with a yawn, and rings the hand-bell.

    Richard Carvel, Complete

    Winston Churchill

  • Swiftly she calculated the distance between her and the hand-bell.