[ si-sil-ee-ah-noh ]
/ sɪˌsɪl iˈɑ noʊ /
noun, plural si·cil·i·a·nos.
a graceful folk dance of Sicily.
the music for this dance.
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Also si·cil·i·a·na [si-sil-ee-ah-nah, -nuh]. /sɪˌsɪl iˈɑ nɑ, -nə/.
Origin of siciliano
1715–25; <Italian: literally, Sicilian
Words nearby siciliano
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Example sentences from the Web for siciliano
Poor Siciliano had to waste his power in occasional poems for his subsistence, and was thus unable to produce any lasting work.History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI)|Heinrich Graetz
It is worth twenty-five lire, but I will make a special price for you because you love Sicily and are like a Siciliano.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for siciliano
/ (sɪˌsɪlɪˈɑːnəʊ, ˌsɪtʃɪˈljɑːnəʊ) /
noun plural -ianos
an old dance in six-beat or twelve-beat time
music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
Word Origin for siciliano
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