barcarole

noun bar·ca·role \ ˈbär-kə-ˌrōl \
variants: or barcarolle

Definition of barcarole

1 : a Venetian boat song usually in ⁶/₈ or ¹²/₈ time characterized by the alternation of a strong and weak beat that suggests a rowing rhythm
2 : music imitating a barcarole

Origin and Etymology of barcarole

French barcarolle, from Italian dialect (Venice) barcarola, from barcarolo gondolier, from barca bark, from Late Latin


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