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 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

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Origin and Etymology of carillon

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


CARILLON Defined for Kids

carillon

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noun car·il·lon \ ˈker-ə-ˌlän , -lən \

Definition of carillon for Students

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


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