- taranaki gate,
- taranaki wind,
- tarantula nebula
Origin of tarantella
Examples from the Web for tarantella
It's good when the blood calls one to the tarantella, isn't it?
He danced the tarantella while she watched him, then threw himself down beside her, laughing, to rest.
He had never seen the tarantella, yet now with his sensation of expectation there was blended another feeling.
There is singing with dancing—the "Apache," the "Tarantella."The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
I will teach them to sing more songs, and to dance the tarantella as well as the trescone, and we shall soon forget this sorrow.The Italian Twins|Lucy Fitch Perkins
Word Origin for tarantella
1782, "peasant dance popular in Italy," originally "hysterical malady characterized by extreme impulse to dance" (1630s), epidemic in Apulia and adjacent parts of southern Italy 15c.-17c., popularly attributed to (or believed to be a cure for) the bite of the tarantula. This is likely folk-etymology, however, and the dance is from Taranto, the name of a city in southern Italy (see tarantula). Used from 1833 to mean the style of music that accompanies this dance, usually in 6/8 time, with whirling triplets and abrupt major-minor modulations.