- a fast, whirling S Italian dance for couples, in 6/8 time
- music for this
Origin of tarantellaIt, diminutive of Taranto: popularly associated, association with tarantism because of its lively character
- A lively, whirling southern Italian dance in 6/8 time, once thought to be a remedy for tarantism.
- The music for this dance.
Origin of tarantellaItalianafter Taranto
- A rapid dance in 6/8 time, originating in Italy, or a piece of music for such a dance.