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carillon

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

Definition of carillon

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

  2. 2 :  a composition for the carillon



Origin and Etymology of carillon

French, alteration of Old French quarregnon, modification of Late Latin quaternion-, quaternio set of four — more at quaternion


First Known Use: 1775


CARILLON Defined for Kids

carillon

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noun car·il·lon \ˈker-ə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of carillon for Students

  1. :  a set of bells sounded by hammers controlled by a keyboard




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