- a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
- a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.
Origin of barcarole
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Examples from the Web for barcarole
I enhanced the likeness very much, last Friday morning, by singing a barcarole on the rocks.The Letters of Charles Dickens
Madame Hvoslef, who is an accomplished performer, sat down to it, and gave us the barcarole from Massaniello.Northern Travel
The Barcarole is one of the few which by virtue of its serene and classical beauty has still been able to survive it.
The blind beggar touched his harp; in the distance were heard the rhythmic strains of a Barcarole.The Hill of Venus
Then one song and another was called for, and the night rang with ballad and barcarole, glee and round.The Merryweathers
Laura E. Richards
- a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
- an instrumental composition resembling this
C18: from French, from Italian barcarola, from barcaruolo boatman, from barca boat; see barque
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