- 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 bark 3.