(French) carillon a chime of bells, originally consisting of four bells, as if from (assumed, Latin) quadrilio, from quatuer four.
1. (Music) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.2. A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
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Borrowing from French carillon.
carillon (plural carillons) A set of bells, often in a bell tower, sometimes operated by means of a keyboard (manual or pedal), originating from the Low Countries. A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
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