Definition of "belfry" [bel•fry]

  • A bell tower, especially one attached to a building. (noun)
  • The part of a tower or steeple in which bells are hung. (noun)

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Use "belfry" in a sentence
  • "However, every turret and belfry is covered with soldiers, and the streets are blocked up with troops and trenches."
  • "The ringing-floor is on the next stage, and the belfry is the floor above."
  • "When she called a shepherd from his flocks in the green valley to build for her a bell-tower so that she might hear, night and morning, the call to the altar, the shepherd built for her in such fashion that the belfry has been the Pharos of Art for five centuries."