[sal-tuh-rel-oh, sawl-; Italian sahl-tah-rel-law]
- a lively Italian dance for one person or a couple.
- the music for it.
Origin of saltarello
1590–1600; < Italian, derivative of saltare to dance; see saltant
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Examples from the Web for saltarello
The Saltarello enchants me; in this is really the Italian wine, the Italian sun.
The company of 'men of hair,' calling themselves 'Saltiers,' may derive their name from the dance, 'Saltarello.'Shakespeare and Music
Edward W. Naylor
We felt like dancing a saltarello, and perhaps might have done so if we had been in less princely presences.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912
But the beautiful show of the evening was the Trasteverini dancing the Saltarello in their most brilliant costume.
- a traditional Italian dance, usually in compound duple time
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
C18: from Italian, from saltare to dance energetically, from Latin; see saltant
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