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.<br><br>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".