- a graceful folk dance of Sicily.
- the music for this dance.
Also si·cil·i·a·na [si-sil-ee-ah-nah, -nuh] /sɪˌsɪl iˈɑ nɑ, -nə/.
Origin of siciliano
1715–25; < Italian: literally, Sicilian
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Examples from the Web for siciliano
Poor Siciliano had to waste his power in occasional poems for his subsistence, and was thus unable to produce any lasting work.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)
It is worth twenty-five lire, but I will make a special price for you because you love Sicily and are like a Siciliano.The Call of the Blood</p>
Robert Smythe Hichens
Dance-measures, the passacaglia, even the jig, are not excluded; and a chorale has its counterpoint in a siciliano.Sebastian Bach
Reginald Lane Poole
- an old dance in six-beat or twelve-beat time
- music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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