Barcarole Definition

bärkə-rōl
noun
A Venetian gondolier's song with a rhythm suggestive of rowing.
American Heritage
A song sung by Venetian gondoliers, in moderate 6/8 or 12/8 time.
Webster's New World
A composition imitating a Venetian gondolier's song.
American Heritage
Any piece of music imitating this.
Webster's New World

(music) A Venetian folk song traditionally sung by gondoliers.

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Other Word Forms of Barcarole

Noun

Singular:
barcarole
Plural:
barcaroles

Origin of Barcarole

  • French from Italian barcaruola from barcaruolo gondolier from barca boat from Latin bark3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian barcarola

    From Wiktionary

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