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car·il·lon  audio  (kr-ln, -ln) KEY 

NOUN:
  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.

ETYMOLOGY:
French, alteration of Old French quarregnon, from Late Latin quaterni, quaternin-, set of four ; see quaternion


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