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Sunday, December 20

Campanology

[kamp-ə-NAH-lə-jee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid 19th century

1.

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."

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About Campanology

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.

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