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[French pa-vee-yawn]
noun, plural pa·vil·lons [French pa-vee-yawn] /French pa viˈyɔ̃/. Music.
  1. the bell of a wind instrument.
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Origin of pavillon

1875–80; < French: literally, pavilion
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Examples from the Web for pavillon

Historical Examples of pavillon

  • 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.


    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.