Definition of bell tower in English:

bell tower


  • A tall narrow structure designed to house a bell or bells, typically forming part of a church.

    ‘four chimes from a church bell tower mark the hour’
    ‘medieval bell towers’
    • ‘He entered the cathedral and made his way up to the bell tower - his second home.’
    • ‘The school's bell tower, built around 1914, is a focal point for the town.’
    • ‘He follows the cloaked figure to a church bell tower.’
    • ‘From the top of the 43-meter-high bell tower, the panorama extends to the sea.’
    • ‘Barely visible through the brush stands an old bell tower.’
    • ‘At the end of May the bell tower of the Victorian building was damaged in a blaze.’
    • ‘The work is expected to finish in two years and includes reconstructing the spire of the bell tower which was removed in 1980 for safety reasons.’
    • ‘Steep winding alleys lead past precariously terraced houses and open on to plazas with churches and bell towers.’
    • ‘Around 50 firefighters were called to the blaze, which started in the four-storey bell tower.’
    • ‘There is now a separate bell tower beside the church.’