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A set of tube-shaped bells suspended from a frame, each tuned to a definite pitch, sounded by means of a hammer. The bells are arranged like a keyboard and the range is from c' to f'' on the treble clef. See also; tubular bells.
A row of small, thin tubular bells that are brushed with the hand or gently with a drumstick or mallet. Chimes are often used in a soft ballad. See also "Tubular Bells".
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