Definitions for: Carillon


[n] playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
[n] set of bells hung in a bell tower



Webster (1913) Definition: Car"il*lon, n. [F. carillon a chime of bells,
originally consisting of four bells, as if fr.. (assumed) L.
quadrilio, fr. quatuer four.]
1. (Mus.) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by
clockwork or by finger keys.

2. A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.

Synonyms: bell ringing, carillon playing

See Also: bell, change ringing, chime, gong, music

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