Definition of “carillon” - English Dictionary


“carillon” in English

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carillonnoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈrɪl.jən/ us /ˈkær.ə.lɑːn/

Examples from literature

  • As that died down, the chimes of the Cathedral—the sweetest carillon I have ever heard—sounded one o'clock. 
  • It is a full hour after the time fixed, and now at last, as the carillon finishes, there are sounds of heavy boots upon the staircase. 
  • The Cathedral clock was stopped and the carillon turned off for the first time in heaven only knows how many years. 
  • This is Bruges sleeping peacefully in old age, lulled to rest by the sound of its own carillon. 
  • What man is there to whom the bells of his village, the carillon of his city, is not most dear? 

(Definition of “carillon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)