barcarole


bar·ca·role

noun \ˈbär-kə-ˌrōl\

Definition of BARCAROLE

1
:  a Venetian boat song usually in 68 or 128 time characterized by the alternation of a strong and weak beat that suggests a rowing rhythm
2
:  music imitating a barcarole

Variants of BARCAROLE

bar·ca·role or bar·ca·rolle \ˈbär-kə-ˌrōl\

Origin of BARCAROLE

French barcarolle, from Italian dialect (Venice) barcarola, from barcarolo gondolier, from barca bark, from Late Latin
First Known Use: circa 1779

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