hand·​bell | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌbel How to pronounce handbell (audio) \

Definition of handbell

: a small bell with a handle especially : one of a set tuned in a scale for musical performance

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Rosene and Shealey are both members of Handbell Musicians of America, a national non-profit dedicated to handbells. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, "For some, handbells are a passion and not just for churches anymore," 6 June 2019 Five churches and an interfaith handbell group sang their hearts out during the Lake County Courthouse Foundation's Annual Gospel Fest. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Gospel music fest lifts spirits, sheet music," 25 June 2018 Dot settled in Brewster and became active in several organizations including the Captains Golf Club, the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, the NoteAbles Singing Group, and the First Church of Harwich choir and handbell choir. courant.com, "Dorothy Cook Johnson," 15 Apr. 2018 The choir rehearses weekly with English handbells, providing performances during the Christmas and spring seasons. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Hockanum Valley Ringers Promotes Centuries Old Tradition," 22 Jan. 2018 Records include largest number of people playing in a handbell choir, the most Ninja Turtles in one place and the largest number of people tying their shoes at the same time. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Mall of America celebrates its 25th anniversary," 11 Aug. 2017 After a short handbell performance and the posting of the colors, the crowd stood as the national anthem began. Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, "Denver families and friends gather to honor the fallen soldiers they loved," 27 May 2017 For more than 50 years, the melodious tones of handbells have echoed from the sanctuary at First Baptist Church in Mooresville. Marty Price, charlotteobserver, "Count the ways First Baptist Church in Mooresville makes a joyful noise," 22 May 2017 Capital Ringers The Dover, Del., handbell ensemble performs. 7 p.m. Holy Trinity Church, 7607 Sandy Spring Rd., Washington Post, "What’s happening in Prince George's County," 27 Apr. 2017

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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