Definition of campanile
: a usually freestanding bell tower
Recent Examples of campanile from the Web
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Origin and Etymology of campanile
Italian, from campana bell, from Late Latin
First Known Use: 1640See Words from the same year
CAMPANILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of campanile for English Language Learners
: a tall tower with a bell in it
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