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
Barcaroles, serenades, love-songs, and invitations to the water were interwoven for relief.New Italian sketches | John Addington Symonds
He heard them as a boy in Ringabella, Crosshaven, Ringabella, singing their barcaroles.Ulysses | James Joyce
Her dear friends the Barcaroles will be inconsolable; her sister Theodosia will break her heart.The Cockaynes in Paris | Blanchard Jerrold
The barcaroles and serenades peculiar to Venice were, of course, in harmony with the occasion.New Italian sketches | John Addington Symonds
He played not one but many barcaroles, and seemed loath to leave the instrument.The Lady of the Aroostook | William Dean Howells
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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