bariolage

noun ba·ri·o·lage \ ¦barēō¦läzh \

Definition of bariolage

plural -s
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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