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
Herein lies the idea of the barcarolle, the ebb and flow, the undulation of each measure.Piano Mastery | Harriette Brower
Strictly speaking, the barcarolle is an Italian boat-songbarca being the Italian word for boat.Descriptive Analyses of Piano Works | Edward Baxter Perry
And then you'll sing that lovely barcarolle through the speaking-trumpet!Mr. Punch at the Play | Various
Upstairs a door was opened, and a sweet, girlish voice trilled two bars of a Venetian barcarolle.A Speckled Bird | Augusta J. Evans Wilson
The great Fantaisie, Op. 49, is an epic poem, much as the Barcarolle is a poem of love.The World's Great Men of Music | Harriette Brower
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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