carillonneur

noun
car·​il·​lon·​neur | \ ˌker-ə-lə-ˈnər How to pronounce carillonneur (audio) , ˌka-rə-; ˌker-ē-ə-ˈnər, ˌka-rē-; kə-ˌril-yə-ˈnər \

Definition of carillonneur

: a carillon player

Examples of carillonneur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1986, he was named university carillonneur, becoming the second person to hold that position. Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021 In 1986, he was named university carillonneur, becoming the second person to hold that position. Jonathan Drew, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Feb. 2021 Hammond, who also worked for four decades as a music librarian at the university, retired as university carillonneur in 2018. Jonathan Drew, ajc, 25 Feb. 2021 Hammond, who retired as university carillonneur in 2018 after playing the bells at Duke Chapel for five decades, died Thursday at age 73 in Durham, the university said in a news release. Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021 Performers are coming from as far as Antwerp, where Liesbeth Janssens is a city carillonneur, and as close as Valley Forge, where Doug Gefvert is in residence. Peter Dobrin, https://www.inquirer.com, 5 June 2019 Some of the carillonneurs will play both the Washington Memorial National Carillon in Valley Forge, which opened in 1953, as well as Chimes Tower at Longwood, which features a 62-bell set dating from 2000. Peter Dobrin, https://www.inquirer.com, 5 June 2019 Carillon recital Naperville carillonneur Sue Bergren is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, 22 June 2018 Carillon recital Eddy Marien, a carillonneur from Belgium, is the featured guest performer at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Millennium Carillon, 443 Aurora Ave. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of carillonneur

1772, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carillonneur

French, from carillon

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“Carillonneur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carillonneur. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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