from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bell tower, especially one near but not attached to a church or other public building.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bell tower (now especially when freestanding), often associated with a church or other public building, especially in Italy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bell tower, esp. one built separate from a church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a bell-tower; especially, in some parts of Italy, a detached building erected for the purpose of containing bells; also, in the Renaissance style, a particular form of bell-turret, such as the two western towers of St. Paul's cathedral in London, St. Peter's and the Pantheon in Rome, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
The campanile is three arched on all four sides, whereas the one in the picture is two arched.
He catches the word campanile, and straightens, careful of his chest.
And before he departed from Pistoia, although the work had not up to then been begun, he made the model of the Campanile of S. Jacopo, the principal church of that city; on which campanile, which is on the square of the said S. Jacopo and beside the church, there is this date: A.D.
Mamma's lunch was spoiled because, in pronouncing "campanile" for the first time, she rhymed it with the river Nile, and realized what she had done when some one else soon after inadvertently said it in the right way.
The '' 'Leaning Tower of Pisa' '' is the '' campanile '' (bell tower) belonging to the
Its slender campanile looms strikingly over the surrounding neighborhood.
The iron campanile in Camaret. poursuivre (poor-sweevre) verb
Campanile or no campanile, I must steer my boat back to Venice, where it belongs.
He set his course by the campanile in San Marco Square, visible at the time from all parts of the lagoon.
During an earthquake on July 14, 1902, the campanile collapsed.
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