Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or study of bell casting and ringing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of bells; their casting, tuning, and ringing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of ringing bells, or a treatise on the art.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or the principles of bell-founding, bell-ringing, etc.
  • n. A treatise on this art.

Etymologies

Late Latin campāna, bell; see campanile + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin campāna ("bell") +‎ -ology (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A cheerful little piece about Liverpool cathedrals "performance" via campanology bells to you of the dreadful scouse bore martyr joko lenings ditty "imagine".

    OPEN THREAD

  • They were earnest and mostly rather good at the campanology game according to partner who hardly had to ring at all.

    Tower of Power: No One Expects the Young Bell Ringers Cycling Tour

  • InspiredCode's ChurchBells software for Windows is a terrifying insight into the world of the campanology enthusiast: a belltower on your desktop.

    Don't Let the Bells End

  • Scropps never could, under the most improved system of campanology, be jingled into any thing harmonious, I have no doubt I, like my great predecessor Whittington, might have heard in that peal a prediction of my future exaltation; certain it is I did not; and, wearied with my journey, I took up my lodging for the night at a very humble house near

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 380, July 11, 1829

  • Moscow is one of the main centers for the manufacture of the church bells in which the Russian peasant takes such delight; and, being much interested in campanology, I visited several of the principal foundries, and was delighted with the size and workmanship of many specimens.

    [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White

  • A correspondent, who is apparently much interested in campanology, asks me how he is to construct what he calls a "true and correct" peal for four bells.

    Amusements in Mathematics

  • This giant-gift had been sent to him from Holland in recognition of his musical genius, especially in the matter of campanology.

    My Life as an Author

  • For example, Sayers went to extraordinary lengths to learn the elements of campanology for

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Abandoning campanology, there'll be a different kind of ringing in our ears this year!

    Alan in Belfast

  • The art of bell ringing, or campanology, is centuries old, but hand-pulled bells are losing ground.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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  • more correctly the study of the true bell ringing

    July 8, 2010

  • The study of bells.

    March 6, 2007