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[kam-pahn-yuh, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nyah]
noun, plural Cam·pa·gne [kam-pahn-yey, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nye] /kæmˈpɑn yeɪ, kəm-; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɛ/ for 2.
  1. a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy.
  2. (lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign.
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Origin of Campagna

From Italian; see origin at campaign
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Examples from the Web for campagna

Historical Examples of campagna

  • You have a little sister of your own far away in the Campagna Romana—yes?

    The Eternal City

    Hall Caine

  • I was nursed in a poorhouse and brought up in a hut on the Campagna.

  • He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.

  • I see it all; and you 're to take moonlight rides with her over the Campagna.

  • The Campagna would have been what the marches of Ancona now are.

British Dictionary definitions for campagna


  1. another word for champaign (def. 1)
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  1. a low-lying plain surrounding Rome, Italy: once fertile, it deteriorated to malarial marshes; but has since been reclaimed. Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles)Also called: Campagna di Roma (dɪ ˈrəʊmə)
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