campo santo

[ kahm-paw sahn-taw ]

noun,plural Italian cam·pi san·ti [kahm-pee sahn-tee], /ˈkɑm pi ˈsɑn ti/, Spanish cam·pos san·tos [kahm-paws sahn-taws]. /ˈkɑm pɔs ˈsɑn tɔs/.
  1. Italian, Spanish. a cemetery.

Origin of campo santo

Literally, “holy field”

Words Nearby campo santo Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use campo santo in a sentence

  • On August 16, 1876, the chapel and its graveyard, campo santo, opened.

  • So far as colour is concerned, they have attained no greater success than the campo santo frescoes of Cornelius.

  • The gipsy departed alone for the campo santo, since my Spanish friend was too much afraid of witchcraft to go there with her.

    Carmen | Prosper Merimee
  • I wonder if a single flower could not be made to grow in a pot of earth from that campo santo of my childhood!

    A Mortal Antipathy | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He caught a glimpse of the first of the little cities high up on the crags, with its walls and tower, and campo santo outside.

    The Eternal City | Hall Caine