- a song sung by Venetian gondoliers, in moderate 6/8 or 12/8 time
- any piece of music imitating this
Origin of barcaroleFrench barcarolle ; from Italian (Venetian) barcarola ; from barcarolo, gondolier ; from barca, bark
- A Venetian gondolier's song with a rhythm suggestive of rowing.
- A composition imitating a Venetian gondolier's song.
Origin of barcaroleFrench, from Italian barcaruola, from barcaruolo, gondolier, from barca, boat, from Latin; see bark3.