gon·​do·​lier | \ ˌgän-də-ˈlir How to pronounce gondolier (audio) \

Definition of gondolier

: one who propels a Venetian gondola

Examples of gondolier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which stinks because my gondolier graduated as a theater major, and this is primarily a singing job. T.m. Shine, Washington Post, 29 June 2021 Through Gondola Adventures, a gondolier will steer couples around the waterway. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 11 June 2020 Venice gondoliers wore face masks while transporting people along the Grand Canal – where weeks earlier boat traffic was virtually nonexistent, and waterways looked empty from space. Fox News, 18 May 2020 The gondoliers row along the canals of Venice, bringing organic produce to the Venetians who need them the most. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2020 Sunday's dive by eight gondoliers was the fifth of its kind this year. Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2019 On their first dive in February, Giusto said, the gondoliers dove into the canals with a simple diving masks and snorkels, with some inevitably taking in some of the polluted water. Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2019 Our gondolier, Andrew, is a veteran of 30 years and a fountain of Naples knowledge. Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2019 Greg Mohr, owner of Gondola Adventures, who goes by the nickname Gondola Greg, flew to Venice and learned how to become a gondolier, then joined a competitive gondola team in the U.S. 5. Dallas News, 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of gondolier

1603, in the meaning defined above

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“Gondolier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gondolier. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gondolier

: a person who operates a gondola (sense 1)


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