car·​il·​lon·​neur ˌker-ə-lə-ˈnər How to pronounce carillonneur (audio)
: a carillon player

Examples of carillonneur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web How does someone become a carillonneur? Washington Post, 11 May 2022 The schedule is as follows: July 1, Eve Schmitt of West Hartford, First Church’s resident carillonneur; July 8, Paul Stelben of New Haven; July 15, Margaret Angelini of New Haven; July 22, Kristin Vece of Middletown and Matt Bronson of Wethersfield; and July 29, Michael Gancz of New Haven., 18 June 2021 In 1986, he was named university carillonneur, becoming the second person to hold that position. Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021 Listen to Washington National Cathedral carillonneur Edward M. Nassor in recital on Christmas afternoon on the rare, effervescent instrument. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2020

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Word History


French, from carillon

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carillonneur was in 1772

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“Carillonneur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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