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campanile Syllabification: cam·pa·ni·le
Pronunciation: /ˌkampəˈnēlē/

Definition of campanile in English:


An Italian bell tower, especially a freestanding one.
Example sentences
  • The entrance is marked by several external features including a silver cross, and a campanile with exposed bells - the tower marking out both the church to the south and the community centre to the north.
  • In a clearing in the forested slopes of the Seetaler Alps in Styria there is a most graceful tower - a campanile.
  • The campanile is a one-hundred-sixty-foot-tall bell tower with exposed concrete walls.


Mid 17th century: from Italian, from campana 'bell'.

Words that rhyme with campanile

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