Meaning of “belfry” in the English Dictionary


"belfry" in English

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belfrynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbel.fri/ us /ˈbel.fri/

Examples from literature

  • Another hour struck in the belfry of the church. 
  • At the end of the ambulatory we come to the belfry. 
  • In recent years the church has been extended one bay westward, and a belfry added. 
  • Its belfry stood upright and on the Sabbath spoke out in the music of its chimes. 
  • You see the yellowish looking building across the valley, with a heavy wall around it, and a belfry? 

(Definition of “belfry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)