Definitions for handbell

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  1. handbell(noun)

    a bell that is held in the hand


  1. handbell(Noun)

    A small bell designed to be rung by hand.


  1. Handbell

    A handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand. To ring a handbell, a ringer grasps the bell by its slightly flexible handle — traditionally made of leather, but often now made of plastic — and moves the wrist to make the hinged clapper inside the bell strike. An individual handbell can be used simply as a signal to catch people's attention or summon them together, but handbells are generally heard in tuned sets.

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