Definitions

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  • n. The bellbird of South America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bellbird of South America. See bellbird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Spanish name of the South American bell-birds, as the arapunga and others of the genus Chasmorhynchus: so called from the bell-like sound of their voice. See arapunga.

Etymologies

Spanish, a bellman. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He looked up and round; the birds had ceased to chirp; the parroquets were hiding behind the leaves; the monkeys were clustered motionless upon the highest twigs; only out of the far depths of the forest, the campanero gave its solemn toll, once, twice, thrice, like a great death-knell rolling down from far cathedral towers.

    Westward Ho!

  • Each church has its campanero who is responsible for ringing the bells.

    Guanajuato's sonic landscape

  • And while I thus sat thinking, sadly enough, but not despondingly, of past and present and future, all at once on the warm, still air came the resonant, far-reaching KLING-KLANG of the campanero from some leafy summit half a league away.

    Green Mansions: a romance of the tropical forest

  • It is another species of the cotinga -- the well-known campanero, or bell-bird.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • I could not resist the opportunity offered of acquiring the campanero.

    Wanderings in South America

  • From eleven to three all nature is hushed as in a midnight silence, and scarce a note is heard, saving that of the campanero and the pi-pi-yo; it is then that, oppressed by the solar heat, the birds retire to the thickest shade and wait for the refreshing cool of evening.

    Wanderings in South America

  • The fifth species is the celebrated campanero of the Spaniards, called dara by the Indians, and bell-bird by the English.

    Wanderings in South America

  • With many of the feathered race he pays the common tribute of a morning and an evening song; and even when the meridian sun has shut in silence the mouths of almost the whole of animated nature the campanero still cheers the forest.

    Wanderings in South America

  • No sound or song from any of the winged inhabitants of the forest, not even the clearly pronounced "Whip-poor-will" from the goat-sucker, cause such astonishment as the toll of the campanero.

    Wanderings in South America

  • This was the only opportunity I had of getting a campanero during this expedition.

    Wanderings in South America

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