carillon meaning

Pronunciation:   "carillon" in a sentence
  • Noun: carillon  'karu`lón
    1. Set of bells hung in a bell tower 
    2. Playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
      - bell ringing, carillon playing

    Derived forms: carillons

    Type of: bell, chime, gong, music [archaic]

    Encyclopedia: Carillon

  • [Architecture]

    A bell tower; a campanile.


    A set of fixed bells, usually hung in a tower and struck by hammers.

  • [Engineering]
    A musical instrument played from a keyboard with two or more full chromatic octaves of fine bells shaped for homogeneity of timbre.


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  1. It houses a carillon, an instrument of 57 bronze bells.
  2. She specifically said she would lend nothing to Carillon Historical Park.
  3. In 1972 the carillon was restored and extended to 50 bells.
  4. A carillon clavier has both a manual and a pedal keyboard.
  5. Concerts and recitals are performed on the carillon throughout the summer.

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