- a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
- a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.
Origin of barcarole
Examples from the Web for barcarolle
Historical Examples of barcarolle
Margaret began a Barcarolle—presently a loud knock at the door.Margaret Capel, v. 3 of 3
The first kiss of her first love—moonlight, and the barcarolle.
From the ladies' orchestra in the hall came the barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann.
In Chopin's Barcarolle there is a number of trills preceded by grace notes.Piano Playing
He had it–the “Barcarolle,” the boat-song from the “Tales of Hoffmann!”Silver and Gold
- a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
- an instrumental composition resembling this