gon·​do·​lier ˌgän-də-ˈlir How to pronounce gondolier (audio)
: one who propels a Venetian gondola

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Package options include a serenade by your gondolier, chocolates and the beverages of your choice. Dallas News, 9 Feb. 2023 The illuminated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes will circle Newport Harbor, continuing a tradition said to be established in 1907 by an Italian gondolier named John Scarpa. Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2022 That optimism isn’t shared by Emanuele Tagliapietra, who has been a gondolier for more than three decades and says that apart from last year it’s never been this bad. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 12 Oct. 2021 Next up is Osteria Ai 4 Feri Stori, a popular gondolier hangout known for its modern take on cicchetti. Janelle Davis, CNN, 1 May 2022 An article last Sunday about a young transgender man preparing to become a gondolier in Venice referred incorrectly to Alex Hai, who runs a private gondola service under the auspices of a hotel. New York Times, 24 Apr. 2022 This can help the gondolier in the practice of his art. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 This includes a narrated tour of the Providence Riverwalk, handmade Italian wine biscuits, and singing from your gondolier. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Oct. 2020 This gyroscope is powered by a mixture of solar energy and a rotating turbine — if the gondolier so wishes. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gondolier was in 1603

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Cite this Entry

“Gondolier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gondolier. Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


gon·​do·​lier ˌgän-də-ˈli(ə)r How to pronounce gondolier (audio)
: one who drives a gondola
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