hand bell

or hand·bell

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noun

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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handbell

noun

a bell rung by hand, esp one of a tuned set used in musical performance
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Word Origin and History for handbell
n.

Old English handbelle; see hand (n.) + bell (n.).

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