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campanile

campanile

noun cam·pa·ni·le \ˌkam-pə-ˈnē-lē, ˌkäm-, -(ˌ)lā, especially of US structures also -ˈnēl\

: a tall tower with a bell in it

plural cam·pa·ni·les or cam·pa·ni·li \-ˈnē-lē\

Full Definition of CAMPANILE

:  a usually freestanding bell tower

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Origin of CAMPANILE

Italian, from campana bell, from Late Latin
First Known Use: 1640

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