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[kam-pahn-yuh, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nyah] /kæmˈpɑn yə, kəm-; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɑ/
noun, plural Campagne
[kam-pahn-yey, kuh m-; Italian kahm-pah-nye] /kæmˈpɑn yeɪ, kəm-; Italian kɑmˈpɑ nyɛ/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
a low plain surrounding the city of Rome, Italy.
(lowercase) any flat open plain; champaign.
Origin of Campagna
< Italian; see campaign Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • I know very little about the property, except that it is large and some of it is in the Campagna.

    A Lady of Rome F. Marion Crawford
  • The Campagna has often been called a garden of wild-flowers.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The cloudy sky was in harmony with the dim Campagna, that looked under the sunless smoky light unutterably sad and forlorn.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • A splendid day of sun, wind, of dove's-wing distant Campagna view.

    The Spirit of Rome Vernon Lee
  • The vast featureless Campagna is instinct with "passion," and its "peace with joy."

    Robert Browning C. H. Herford
  • You have a little sister of your own far away in the Campagna Romana—yes?

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Upon turning round, the melancholy waste of the Campagna met my eyes, and I wished to go home, but had scarcely the power.

  • I was nursed in a poorhouse and brought up in a hut on the Campagna.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • On an easel was a painting, to be called The King of the Campagna; all that was apparent was the head and horns of the king.

  • He thought of their joyous day on the Campagna, and then of the unalloyed hours before them.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
British Dictionary definitions for Campagna


another word for champaign (sense 1)


a low-lying plain surrounding Rome, Italy: once fertile, it deteriorated to malarial marshes; but has since been reclaimed. Area: about 2000 sq km (800 sq miles) Also called Campagna di Roma (dɪ ˈrəʊmə)
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