bell tower


: a tower that supports or shelters a bell

Examples of bell tower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For The Times) Bethlehem Lutheran is housed in an elegant white building with an imposing bell tower that stands tall near the 980 Freeway, which cuts like a gash through the city, splitting West Oakland from the high rises downtown. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 For history enthusiasts: Mar, the Roman Archeological Museum, is a stunning Roman villa beneath the town's bell tower. Julia Buckley, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2023 While the church and bell tower underwent repairs, the structures were also earthquake-retrofitted. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2023 The Guthrie bell tower at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., in July. Nicholas P. Brown, NBC News, 4 Oct. 2023 Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales boasts 250 acres of lush gardens and a bell tower, the historic streets of St. Augustine transport visitors back in time, and quaint towns like Mount Dora beckon with hometown charm. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2023 The station looks like a full-scale, prefab section of the Roman Colosseum, and the town is an elaborate facsimile of a seaside Italian city complete with a hulking bell tower, mock baroque fountains in piazzas and pseudo Roman ruins. Patrick Scott, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 The white clapboard church built in 1880 with a bell tower stands next to a brick sanctuary that was dedicated on Oct. 19, 1958, and has been used for most services since then. Greg Garrison | , al, 7 May 2023 The southwest spire and the bell tower will follow as the entire church becomes surrounded in wrapping for 14 months. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bell tower was in 1596

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“Bell tower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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