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[French pa-vee-yawn] /French pa viˈyɔ̃/
noun, plural pavillons
[French pa-vee-yawn] /French pa viˈyɔ̃/ (Show IPA).
the bell of a wind instrument.
Origin of pavillon
1875-80; < French: literally, pavilion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I want you to turn and wait for me at the pavillon de Wissant.

    Studies in love and in terror Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Whoever has been to the pavillon du Lac becomes a regular client.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • I beg your pardon: the third, the pavillon Hortense, is not inhabited.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • The north-eastern bastion was known as that of the Standard, or pavillon.

  • At the pavillon de Flore there is a general satisfaction at their departure, notwithstanding many fine phrases.

  • And you, Jean, go and post yourself in the pavillon Hortense, at the entrance to the underground passage.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • Yes, one led to the pavillon Hortense and the other branched off from the first and ran under Mrs. Kesselbach's house.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • I noticed the pavillon Marocain amongst the most successful of these imitations.

    Acrobats and Mountebanks Hugues Le Roux
  • We only pay 13 francs per day—3½ more than at the pavillon on the third floor.

  • The following day was the last that the Fontaine family were to spend at the pavillon Planat.

    The Ball at Sceaux Honore de Balzac

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