noun ba·ri·o·lage \¦barēō¦läzh\

Definition of bariolage



  1. 1 :  medley

  2. 2 :  a cadenza for a solo musical instrument; specifically :  a special effect in violin playing obtained by playing in rapid alternation upon open and stopped strings

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Origin and Etymology of bariolage

French, from Middle French, from barioler to variegate (probably blend of barrer to cross out, streak, bar + rioler to cross out, streak, from riole rule, ruler, from Latin regula) + -age — more at bar, rule

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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