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1. A stationary set of chromatically tuned bells in a tower, usually played from a keyboard.
2. A composition written or arranged for these bells.
intr.v. car·il·lonned, car·il·lon·ning, car·il·lons
To play a carillon.
[French, alteration of Old French quarregnon, from Late Latin quaterniō, quaterniōn-, set of four; see quaternion.]
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1. (Instruments) a set of bells usually hung in a tower and played either by keys and pedals or mechanically
2. (Music, other) a tune played on such bells
3. (Instruments) an organ stop giving the effect of a bell
4. (Instruments) a form of celesta or keyboard glockenspiel
vb, -lons, -lonning or -lonned
(Music, other) (intr) to play a carillon
[C18: from French: set of bells, from Old French quarregnon, ultimately from Latin quattuor four]
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car•il•lon(ˈkær əˌlɒn, -lən; esp. Brit. kəˈrɪl yən)
1. a set of stationary bells hung in a tower and sounded by manual or pedal action or by machinery.
2. an electronic instrument imitative of the sound of the carillon.
[1765–75; < French: set of bells]
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Past participle: carillonned
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|Noun||1.||carillon - set of bells hung in a bell tower|
|2.||carillon - playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower|
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
change ringing - ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing
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carillon[kəˈrɪljən] N → carillón m
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n → Glockenspiel nt
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carillon[kəˈrɪljən] n → carillon m inv
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