Barcarole meaning

bärkə-rōl
A Venetian gondolier's song with a rhythm suggestive of rowing.
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A composition imitating a Venetian gondolier's song.
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A song sung by Venetian gondoliers, in moderate 6/8 or 12/8 time.
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Any piece of music imitating this.
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(music) A Venetian folk song traditionally sung by gondoliers.
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(music) A composition in this style.
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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