hand bell

or handbell

  1. 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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How to use hand bell in a sentence

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

    A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
  • Again the secretary touched the silver hand-bell, and desired the porter in attendance to summon Mr. Raikes.

  • When they reached the room, Annabel sank almost lifeless on a sofa; and Piers touched a hand-bell.

    I, Thou, and the Other One | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • A small pine table, on which are some books and a hand-bell, is in the center.

  • With that he rang a hand-bell that stood on the table, and Oscar, his servant, answered the call.

    The Bondman | Hall Caine

British Dictionary definitions for handbell


/ (ˈhændˌbɛl) /

  1. a bell rung by hand, esp one of a tuned set used in musical performance

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