a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.
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How to use barcarole in a sentence
Théophile was singing the barcarole from the second act of Aline, Queen of Golconda at the top of his voice.The Revolt of the Angels | Anatole France
Now, won't you play that pretty barcarole you played the other night at Lady Fenleigh's?The Lady of the Aroostook | William Dean Howells
He ran upstairs, singing a barcarole at the top of his voice, and rushed into the room, waving the model ship above his head.Stories by English Authors: Africa | Various
My own father was barcarole there to a great Milordo, I can't say how many years back.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) | Charles James Lever
Mamma is gone, and Ned was asking little Muir to sing that delicious barcarole she gave us the other evening.Behind A Mask, Or A Woman's Power | A. M. Barnard
British Dictionary definitions for barcarole
a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
an instrumental composition resembling this
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