Definition of belfry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbelfri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbelfri//
(pl. belfries)
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a tower in which bells hang, especially as part of a church Word OriginMiddle English berfrey, from Old French berfrei, later belfrei, of West Germanic origin. The change in the first syllable was due to association with bell.
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