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car·il·lon

 (kăr′ə-lŏn′, -lən)
n.
1. A stationary set of chromatically tuned bells in a tower, usually played from a keyboard.
2. A composition written or arranged for these bells.
intr.v. car·il·lonned, car·il·lon·ning, car·il·lons
To play a carillon.

[French, alteration of Old French quarregnon, from Late Latin quaterniō, quaterniōn-, set of four; see quaternion.]

carillon

(kəˈrɪljən)
n
1. (Instruments) a set of bells usually hung in a tower and played either by keys and pedals or mechanically
2. (Music, other) a tune played on such bells
3. (Instruments) an organ stop giving the effect of a bell
4. (Instruments) a form of celesta or keyboard glockenspiel
vb, -lons, -lonning or -lonned
(Music, other) (intr) to play a carillon
[C18: from French: set of bells, from Old French quarregnon, ultimately from Latin quattuor four]

car•il•lon

(ˈkær əˌlɒn, -lən; esp. Brit. kəˈrɪl yən)

n.
1. a set of stationary bells hung in a tower and sounded by manual or pedal action or by machinery.
2. an electronic instrument imitative of the sound of the carillon.
[1765–75; < French: set of bells]

carillon


Past participle: carillonned
Gerund: carillonning

Imperative
carillon
carillon
Present
I carillon
you carillon
he/she/it carillons
we carillon
you carillon
they carillon
Preterite
I carillonned
you carillonned
he/she/it carillonned
we carillonned
you carillonned
they carillonned
Present Continuous
I am carillonning
you are carillonning
he/she/it is carillonning
we are carillonning
you are carillonning
they are carillonning
Present Perfect
I have carillonned
you have carillonned
he/she/it has carillonned
we have carillonned
you have carillonned
they have carillonned
Past Continuous
I was carillonning
you were carillonning
he/she/it was carillonning
we were carillonning
you were carillonning
they were carillonning
Past Perfect
I had carillonned
you had carillonned
he/she/it had carillonned
we had carillonned
you had carillonned
they had carillonned
Future
I will carillon
you will carillon
he/she/it will carillon
we will carillon
you will carillon
they will carillon
Future Perfect
I will have carillonned
you will have carillonned
he/she/it will have carillonned
we will have carillonned
you will have carillonned
they will have carillonned
Future Continuous
I will be carillonning
you will be carillonning
he/she/it will be carillonning
we will be carillonning
you will be carillonning
they will be carillonning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carillonning
you have been carillonning
he/she/it has been carillonning
we have been carillonning
you have been carillonning
they have been carillonning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carillonning
you will have been carillonning
he/she/it will have been carillonning
we will have been carillonning
you will have been carillonning
they will have been carillonning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carillonning
you had been carillonning
he/she/it had been carillonning
we had been carillonning
you had been carillonning
they had been carillonning
Conditional
I would carillon
you would carillon
he/she/it would carillon
we would carillon
you would carillon
they would carillon
Past Conditional
I would have carillonned
you would have carillonned
he/she/it would have carillonned
we would have carillonned
you would have carillonned
they would have carillonned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carillon - set of bells hung in a bell tower
chime, gong, bell - a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
2.carillon - playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a towercarillon - playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
change ringing - ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing
Translations

carillon

[kəˈrɪljən] Ncarillón m

carillon

nGlockenspiel nt

carillon

[kəˈrɪljən] ncarillon m inv
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AT THE February talk of the Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society Caroline King (Sharpe) regaled us with tales of her travels around the UK looking for, and playing the dozen or so carillons that we have in this country.
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Although international interest in the carillon is clearly on the rise--evident in the fact that Michigan is the only institution in the world that offers a master's degree to study the instrument--there are only about 180 carillons in North America and about 600 in the entire world.
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An American child, especially one he never introduced himself to, could grow up to tell the glorious story of his outrageously big bells and carillons, and his role in forging the carillon's new home in England's lost colony.
There are just three carillons in the UK, in Lough borough, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and in Bournville, but the Bournville carillon is the largest in Great Britain, having 48 bells.
He said: "My grandfather was inspired by a visit to Bruges to crown the school which he built at the heart of the village with a carillon It both gave the village its special character and it gave the village a link with carillons across the world.
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