Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid 19th century
The art or practice of bell-ringing.
Examples of Campanology in a sentence
"We knew he played the piano, but his expertise at campanology surprised us."
"The art of campanology is kept alive during the holiday season."
Popularity Over Time
Campanology developed from the Latin words "campanologia" and "campana," which both mean "bell."
Did you Know?
One of the most enduring December sounds is the chime of the bell ringer stationed by donation boxes. This campanology is meant to remind people to donate, but the bell ringing is also a nostalgic, wintry sound.