[ kam-puh-nee-lee, -neel; Italian kahm-pah-nee-le ]
/ 藢k忙m p蓹藞ni li, -藞nil; Italian 藢k蓱m p蓱藞ni l蓻 /
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noun, plural cam路pa路ni路les [kam-puh-nee-leez, -neelz], /藢k忙m p蓹藞ni liz, -藞nilz/, cam路pa路ni路li [kam-puh-nee-lee; Italian kahm-pah-nee-lee]. /藢k忙m p蓹藞ni li; Italian 藢k蓱m p蓱藞ni li/.
a bell tower, especially one freestanding from the body of a church.
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Origin of campanile

1630鈥40; <Italian, equivalent to campan(a) bell (<Late Latin, probably noun use of Latin Camp膩na, feminine singular or neuter plural of Camp膩nus of Campania, reputed to be a source of high-quality bronze casting in antiquity) + -ile locative suffix (<Latin -墨le)
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British Dictionary definitions for campanile

/ (藢k忙mp蓹藞ni藧l瑟) /

(esp in Italy) a bell tower, not usually attached to another buildingCompare belfry

Word Origin for campanile

C17: from Italian, from campana bell
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