Carillon meaning

kăr'ə-lŏn', -lən
A stationary set of chromatically tuned bells in a tower, usually played from a keyboard.
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A composition written or arranged for these bells.
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To play a carillon.
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A set of stationary bells, each producing a different musical tone, now usually sounded by means of a keyboard.
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A musical instrument that produces such tones electronically.
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A composition for the carillon.
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An organ stop producing a carillonlike sound.
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A set of bells, often in a bell tower, sometimes operated by means of a keyboard (manual or pedal), originating from the Low Countries.
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A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
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Origin of carillon

  • French alteration of Old French quarregnon from Late Latin quaterniō quaterniōn- set of four quaternion
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French carillon.
    From Wiktionary