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date: 18 May 2024

sleigh bells (Fr.: grelots; Ger.: Schellen; It.: sonagli). 

The Oxford Companion to Music
Jeremy MontaguJeremy Montagu

A set of small metal *crotal bells. These are attached to costumes, instruments, vehicles, or animal harness to add a pleasing jingle to any movement. Traditionally they were attached to animals and babies' toys to avert evil. In the Western orchestra they are usually mounted on a wire hoop on a handle; tuned sets are available for ... ...

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