Bell: metal percussion instrument which resonate when its edge is hit.
Neck handbell: small bell with a wooden handle.
Strap handbell: small bell with a leather strap.
Mallet: part of the clapper that hits the bell edge.
Clapper: metal piece suspended inside a bell.
Clapper fastener: clapper fastening device inside a bell.
Spring: returns the clapper towards the center.
Head: piece to which is fastened the neck.
Neck: piece that allows the bell manipulation.

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EN : Bells (ceramic)
FR : Cloche
ES : Campana


A bell is a simple sound-making device. The bell is a percussion instrument and an idiophone. Its form is usually an open-ended hollow drum which resonates upon being struck. The striking implement can be a tongue suspended within the bell, known as a clapper, a small, free sphere enclosed within the body of the bell, or a separate mallet. Bells are usually made of cast metal, but small bells can also be made from ceramic or glass. Bells can be of all sizes: from tiny dress accessories to church bells weighing many tons.