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car·il·lon / ˈkarəˌlän; -lən/ • n. a set of bells in a tower, played using a keyboard or by an automatic mechanism similar to a piano roll. ∎ a tune played on such bells. DERIVATIVES: car·il·lon·neur / ˌkarələˈnər/ n.
carillon (tune played on) a set of bells. XVIII. — F., alt. of OF. car(e)ignon, quarregnon — Rom. *quatriniō, -ōn-, peal of four bells, alt, of quaterniō (see QUATERNION) after late L. trīniō number three, f. trīnus threefold.
Carillon. Recitation with orch. by Elgar, Op.75, to poem by Belg. writer E. Cammaerts, comp. Nov. 1914 as tribute to Belgium. F.p. London, 7 Dec. 1914. Can be perf. without narrator.
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