carillon

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car·il·lon

noun \ˈker-ə-ˌlän, -lən, ˈka-rə-; ˈker-ē-ˌän, -ˌōn, ˈka-rē-; kə-ˈril-yən\

Definition of CARILLON

1
a :  a set of fixed chromatically tuned bells sounded by hammers controlled from a keyboard
b :  an electronic instrument imitating a carillon
2
:  a composition for the carillon

Origin of CARILLON

French, alteration of Old French quarregnon, modification of Late Latin quaternion-, quaternio set of four — more at quaternion
First Known Use: 1775

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carillon

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Carillon clavier—Gillett & Johnston (Croydon) Limited

Musical instrument consisting of at least 23 cast bronze bells tuned in chromatic order. Usually located in a tower, it is played from a keyboard. Most carillons encompass three to four octaves. The carillon originated in Flanders c. 1480, and the art of carillon building reached its height in the Netherlands in the 17th century, when the tuning of the bells became highly refined.

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