carillon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carillon playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
    • n carillon set of bells hung in a bell tower
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carillon (Mus) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.
    • Carillon A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carillon A set of stationary bells tuned so as to play regularly composed melodies, and sounded by the action of the hand upon a keyboard or by machinery. It differs from a chime or peal in that the bells are fixed instead of swinging, and are of greater number. The number of bells in a chime or peal never exceeds 12; a carillon often consists of 40 or 50. The carillons of the Netherlands were formerly famous, but the best are now found in England. The carillon of Antwerp cathedral consists of 60 bells; that of Bruges is much larger.
    • n carillon A small instrument furnished with bells, properly tuned, and with finger-keys like those of the pianoforte.
    • n carillon A simple air adapted to be performed on a set of bells.
    • n carillon The rapid ringing of several large bells at the same time, with no attempt to produce a tune or the effect of tolling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carillon kar′il-yong a suite of musical bells for playing tunes: the melody played on these.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. carillon, a chime of bells, originally consisting of four bells, as if fr.. (assumed) L. quadrilio, fr. quatuer, four
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. quadrilion-em, a quaternary, because carillons were formerly rung on four bells.

Usage

In literature:

I think Carillon is safe.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
The carillons in this tower are an extravagant example of the Belgian passion for chiming bells.
"Beautiful Europe - Belgium" by Joseph E. Morris
Do you hear the river singing towards Carillon?
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
In his deep bass tones he read the Carillon first.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
His engagement to Miss Carillon had not been an agreeable experience.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Thus came the carillons of Malines, Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Louvain, and Tournai.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
The stronghold of Carillon was situated a few miles beyond.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
After his skillful manoeuvering at the battle of Carillon, his march to Montreal was a triumph.
"Famous Firesides of French Canada" by Mary Wilson Alloway
The bells were of many blended tones and notes, an immense carillon.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
Fort Carillon was built, 1755-1756.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
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In poetry:

Hark! now he shakes the towering skies,
A carillon of light,
Then dwindleth to a faint surmise,
Still singing out of sight.
""The lark confinèd in his cage"" by Alfred Austin
And lowly vines, the tender clinging things
That dwell amid the sod?
For pillowed ear, a carillon ne'er rings,
Unless at peace with God.
"Forest Sounds" by Alma Frances McCollum
In the city of Darmstadt, the Sabbath morn
Shone over the broad Cathedral Square,
And to nobly, richly, and lowly born,
The belfry carilloned call to prayer.
"The Dance At Darmstadt" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Springfield's Carillon Has New Bell Ringer.
St Petersburg allows developer to present Carillon idea while challenging Rays to participate.
First Presbyterian Church, 102 S Central Ave, Belmont, presents a Carillon recital performed by Joseph Vaughn at 6:30 pm Sunday.
Carillon Club of Naperville.
Carillon Park to recreate historic brewery.
Curtis pays it forward at Carillon .
In 1755, the French began constructing Fort Carillon on the Ticonderoga peninsula at the southern end of Lake Champlain.
The ring of one would sound like a C note, and the jangle of another would emit an E. Shaking three together would sound like the carillon of a chord.
The largest army ever assembled in North America attacked the French at New York's Fort Carillon.
Hagerstown Choral Arts, with special guests Capital Carillon Handbell Choir and Hub City Brass, perform the "Sing Noel" holiday concert at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday in Hagerstown.
Rain or shine, meander through the Halloween splendor of 2,012 hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns surrounding the Carillon and Botanical Garden in Washington Park.
This family-friendly event is a fundraiser for the Rees Carillon.
Big Brews and Blues Fest Invades Carillon Park.
Back for its third year, Big Brews and Blues Fest kicks off the outdoor party season at Carillon Park on Friday, May 18th.
Scallop sliders with housemade chips at bin on the lake at Carillon Point.
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