American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bell tower, especially one near but not attached to a church or other public building.
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. Many of the campaniles of Italy are lofty and magnificent structures; that in Cremona is 395 feet high, and that in Florence, designed by Giotto early in the fourteenth century for the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is the most perfect work of the Pointed style in Italy.
- n. A bell tower (now especially when freestanding), often associated with a church or other public building, especially in Italy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) A bell tower, esp. one built separate from a church.
- n. a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
- From Italian campanile, from campana ("bell"). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“He catches the word campanile, and straightens, careful of his chest.”
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