• WordNet 3.6
    • n campanile a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Campanile (Arch) A bell tower, esp. one built separate from a church. "Many of the campaniles of Italy are lofty and magnificent structures."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n campanile 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Campanile kam-pan-ē′lā (sometimes also kam-pan-ēl′, and even kam′pan-il and kam′pan-īl), a name adopted from the Italian to signify a bell-tower of the larger kind, and usually applied only to such as are detached from the church: (pl. usually Campaniles, but sometimes the It. Campanili).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. campanile, bell tower, steeple, fr. It. & LL. campana, bell
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It., from campana, a bell.


In literature:

It was opened 1893, and its campanile reaches a height of 125 feet.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
Giotto sculptured with his own hand two of the bas-reliefs of this campanile, and probably might have executed them all.
"On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
The campaniles of modern industry rise slim and tall into the air.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
That is the Campanile, the bell-tower.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
The church, with its campanile tower, is most finely situated among wooded hills, and contains some beautiful workmanship.
"The Cornwall Coast" by Arthur L. Salmon
Beside it rises the Campanile, as fair as a dream, and in appearance almost as unsubstantial.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The mosaic runs right under the campanile.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The arrangement is repeated in numberless campaniles throughout Italy.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The cathedral has been spoilt by restoration, and the decoration of the exterior is incomplete; the Gothic campanile of 1335 is, however, fine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The facade has been restored in recent years, and is flanked by two pseudo-Romanesque towers or campaniles in the worst of taste.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun

In poetry:

Cagliari e` gaja; ha un'aria patriarcale,
E del buon tempo antico ama la legge;
E non pensa a mutar la cattedrale
Lo strano campanil che la protegge.
"Cagliari" by Ferdinando Fontana
Tu sogni una condotta, un bel villaggio,
Dall'esil campanile, a mezza china.
Che si imporpori al raggio
Del sol, quando declina,
Come la guancia d'una giovinetta
Cui si parli d'amore.
"Coraggio!" by Ferdinando Fontana
Beneath great Giotto's Campanile
The gray ghosts throng; their whispers steal
From poets' bosoms long since dust;
They ask me now to go. I trust
Their fleeter footsteps where again
They come at night and live as men.
"After Reading Trollope's History Of Florence" by Eugene Field

In news:

The Tar Pit is Campanile chef-owner Mark Peel's supper club.
Campanile restaurant is expected to close Oct 31.
Los Angeles institution Campanile plans to shut its doors with a big send-off on Halloween.
After 23 years, co-founder and chef Mark Peel will prepare Campanile 's last supper.
Mark Peel gives Off-Ramp host John Rabe an exclusive tour of the kitchen at Campanile , his award-winning LA restaurant.
Chait nears deal to open Manzke's Republique in Campanile space.
Migry Zur Campanile of New York.
Campanile La Brea Bakery Store Closing: Walter Manzke's Republique Opening in the Space.
Dec 12, 2012: In this file photo students walk past the Campanile on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.
Now celebrating its eighth year of performing one of America's favorite holiday ballets , the Brentwood Children's Ballet Theater will present "The Nutcracker" on Dec 15 and 16 at the El Campanil Theatre.
In May, between 3,500 and 4,000 Kansas University graduates make the traditional walk through the Campanile and down the hill to Memorial Stadium for the commencement ceremony.
Sweetheart of a Tart "Eating this tart warm is a very sensual experience," claims Nancy Silverton, the pastry chef and owner of La Brea Bakery and Campanile restaurant in Los Angeles.
Dec 12, 2012: In this file photo students walk past the Campanile on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa .
Executive Chef and Owner, Campanile Restaurant.
Executive Chef and Owner of Campanile, a top restaurant in Los Angeles, California.