Definition of pavillon chinois in English:

pavillon chinois

noun

Music
  • A percussion instrument similar to a Turkish crescent, consisting of a frame from which hang a number of small bells.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in John Stainer (1840–1901), musicologist and composer. From French pavillon chinois from pavillon + chinois.

Pronunciation

pavillon chinois

/ˌpavɪjɒ̃ ʃiːˈnwɑː//ˌpavɪjɒ̃ ˈʃiːnwɑː/