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barcarole

or bar·ca·rolle

[ bahr-kuh-rohl ]
/ ˈbɑr kəˌroʊl /
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noun

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

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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)
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British Dictionary definitions for barcarole

barcarole

barcarolle

/ (ˈbɑːkəˌrəʊl, -ˌrɒl, ˌbɑːkəˈrəʊl) /

noun

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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