- a set of stationary bells, each producing a different musical tone, now usually sounded by means of a keyboard
- a musical instrument that produces such tones electronically
- a composition for the carillon
- an organ stop producing a carillonlike sound
Origin of carillonFr, chime of bells (orig. composed of four) from Old French carrignon from Late Latin quaternio: see quaternary
- A stationary set of chromatically tuned bells in a tower, usually played from a keyboard.
- A composition written or arranged for these bells.
intransitive verbcar·il·lonned, car·il·lon·ning, car·il·lons
To play a carillon.
Origin of carillonFrench alteration of Old French quarregnon from Late Latin quaterniō quaterniōn- set of four ; see quaternion .
at the site of the former Garrison Church