pl. -·les or -·li
a bell tower, esp. one that stands apart from any other building
Origin of campanileItalian ; from Late Latin campana, a bell, steelyard, after Campania
nounpl. cam·pa·ni·les or cam·pa·ni·li
A bell tower, especially one near but not attached to a church or other public building.
Origin of campanileFrench, from Italian, from campana, bell, from Late Latin campana, bell (made of metal produced in Campania), from Latin campanus, of Campania, from Campania, Campania.
Campanile di Giotto, adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore
- A bell tower (now especially when freestanding), often associated with a church or other public building, especially in Italy.
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a campanile.
From Italian campanile, from campana (“bell”).