What is another word for steeple?

Pronunciation: [stˈiːpə͡l] (IPA)

The word "steeple" refers to a tall, pointed structure that crowns the tower of a building, typically a church. However, there are a few synonyms that can be used to describe this architectural element, including spire, pinnacle, and turret. A spire is a slender, pointed structure that rises from a tower or roof. Pinnacle refers to the highest point of a building, usually a slender tower. Turret is a small tower or tower-shaped structure that is used as a decorative element on a building. While these words are interchangeable, they each have a slightly different meaning that can be used to describe the different types of steeples found on various buildings.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
      tower.

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Usage examples for Steeple

You have never seen the steeple.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
Oh, no, let's hurry on t' th' steeple!
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
So that's th' steeple!
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine

Famous quotes with Steeple

  • Westminster Abbey, the Tower, a steeple, one church, and then another, presented themselves to our view; and we could now plainly distinguish the high round chimneys on the tops of the houses, which yet seemed to us to form an innumerable number of smaller spires, or steeples.
    Karl Philipp Moritz
  • I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple; garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star, and I dance.
    Arthur Rimbaud
  • For a house, somewhere near Los Angeles I found an old church. Very old, no longer used. So we moved the church to the land, and I took off the steeple, and I got my hands dirty.
    Douglas Sirk
  • I still say a church steeple with a lightening rod on top shows a lack of confidence.
    Doug McLeod
  • It has been remarked by foreigners that the English are particularly fond of bell-ringing; and indeed most of our churches have a ring of bells in the steeple, partly appropriated to that purpose. These bells are rung upon most occasions of joy and festivity, and sometimes at funerals, when they are muffled, and especially at the funerals of ringers, with a piece of woolen cloth bound about the clapper, and the sounds then emitted by them are exceedingly unmelodious, and well fitted to inspire the mind with melancholy… Ringing the bells backwards is sometimes mentioned, and probably consisted in beginning with the largest bell and ending with the least; it appears to have been practiced by the ringers as a mark of contempt or disgust.
    Joseph Strutt

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