change ringing


: the art or practice of ringing a set of tuned bells (as in the bell tower of a church) in continually varying order

Examples of change ringing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tom Farthing said he has been obsessed with the art of change ringing for 40 years. Jeff Vorva, Chicago Tribune, 2 Dec. 2022 Nationwide protests have been ongoing for over a month following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini with calls for regime change ringing around the streets. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 19 Oct. 2022 This practice is called change ringing, as the permutations are called changes. Eugenia Cheng, WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 As an activity, change ringing can seem like an abstraction. Christopher Borrelli,, 23 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of change ringing was in 1756

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“Change ringing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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