car·il·lon (kărə-lŏn′, -lən)
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.]
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