Campanile meaning

kămpə-nēlē
A bell tower, especially one near but not attached to a church or other public building.
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A bell tower, esp. one that stands apart from any other building.
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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.

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Origin of campanile

  • French from Italian from campana bell from Late Latin campāna bell (made of metal produced in Campania) from Latin campānus of Campania from Campānia , Campania

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Italian campanile, from campana (“bell”).

    From Wiktionary