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A person who plays a carillon.

[French, from carillon, carillon; see carillon.]
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(kəˌrɪljəˈnɜː) or


(Music, other) a person who plays a carillon
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(ˌkær ə ləˈnɜr; esp. Brit. kəˈrɪl yə nər)

a performer on the carillon.
[1765–75; < French: see carillon, -eur]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carillonneur - a musician who plays a carillon
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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"I begged my family for music lessons since I was maybe four years old, but they didn't have enough money to start me on piano until I was almost 10," says Ng, the daughter of economic migrants from Hong Kong and China, who now teaches carillon at the University of Michigan, where she also serves as the university carillonist. "The fact that I almost missed the chance to study music is another reason I'm committed to creating more equal opportunities for University of Michigan students of all socioeconomic backgrounds to study carillon with me."
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