or bar·ca·rolle



a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.

Nearby words

  1. barbule,
  2. barbusse,
  3. barbut,
  4. barbwire,
  5. barca,
  6. barce,
  7. barcelona,
  8. barcelona chair,
  9. barch,
  10. barchan

Origin of barcarole

1605–15; < Venetian barcarola boatman's song, feminine of barcarolo, equivalent to barcar- (< Late Latin barcārius boatman; see bark3, -ary) + -olo (≪ Latin -eolus) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for barcarolle




a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
an instrumental composition resembling this

Word Origin for barcarole

C18: from French, from Italian barcarola, from barcaruolo boatman, from barca boat; see barque

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