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 camp&amacron;na, bell (made of metal produced in Campania), from Latin camp&amacron;nus, of Campania, from Camp&amacron;nia, 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”).