campanile

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

Definition of campanile

plural

campaniles

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campanili

\-ˈnē-lē\
  1. :  a usually freestanding bell tower

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Origin and Etymology of campanile

Italian, from campana bell, from Late Latin


First Known Use: 1640


CAMPANILE Defined for English Language Learners

campanile

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

Definition of campanile for English Language Learners

  • : a tall tower with a bell in it


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