campanile

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

Definition of campanile

plural campaniles or campanili play \-ˈnē-lē\
:a usually freestanding bell tower

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Origin and Etymology of campanile

Italian, from campana bell, from Late Latin


CAMPANILE Defined for English Language Learners

campanile

noun

Definition of campanile for English Language Learners

  • : a tall tower with a bell in it



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