tubular bells


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tubular bell

n.
1. Any of a set of tuned metal pipes.
2. tubular bells A set of such pipes, used as an orchestral instrument.

tubular bells

pl n
(Instruments) music an orchestral percussion instrument of 18 chromatically tuned metal tubes suspended vertically and struck near the top

tubular bells

- The orchestral instrument consisting of a row of vertically suspended metal tubes struck with a mallet.
See also related terms for rows.
Translations

tubular bells

nGlockenspiel nt
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