cam·​pa·​nol·​o·​gy ˌkam-pə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce campanology (audio)
: the art of bell ringing

Word History


New Latin campanologia, from Late Latin campana + New Latin -o- + -logia -logy

First Known Use

circa 1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of campanology was circa 1737

Dictionary Entries Near campanology

Cite this Entry

“Campanology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on campanology

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!