barcarole

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noun bar·ca·role \ˈbär-kə-ˌrōl\
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barcarolle

Definition of barcarole

  1. 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. 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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