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Belfry GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Belfry GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈbel fri/ (noun)


a tower on top of a church from which a bell is hanging, space for bells, bell tower, tower, campanile, spire, steeple


The belfry is a structure enclosing bells for ringing as part of a building, usually as part of a bell tower or steeple. It can also refer to the entire tower or building, particularly in continental Europe for such a tower attached to a city hall or other civic building.

A belfry encloses the bell chamber, the room in which the bells are housed; its walls are pierced by openings which allow the sound to escape. The openings may be left uncovered but are commonly filled with louvers to prevent rain and snow from entering and damaging the bells. There may be a separate room below the bell chamber to house the ringers.


Parts of speech

Adjective: belfried

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