Definition of bariolage
1 : medley
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
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