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

Definition of gondolier

: one who propels a Venetian gondola

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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, "Best places to drink tequila in Dallas, Irving's gondola rides and more from Curious Texas this week," 28 June 2019 Each gondolier serenades boat riders while moving down the canal in Downtown Indianapolis. Justice Amick, Indianapolis Star, "15 date ideas in and around Indy for summertime fun," 27 July 2017 For walking tours and gondoliers, tips aren't necessary. Leena Kim, Town & Country, "The Right Way to Tip All Over the World," 22 May 2019 The efficiency of the Venetian stroke allows gondoliers to continue rowing beyond their athletic prime. Jillian Berman, WSJ, "A Model Gondolier With a Relentless Regimen," 20 Oct. 2018 Music plays, artists tents pop up along the banks and side streets, and gondoliers throw flowers. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, "Providence is bursting with new things to see, do, and eat," 23 May 2018 Take a gondola ride down the Canal just before sunset while being serenaded by the gondolier and enjoying the beautiful view. Leslie Bailey, Indianapolis Star, "Don't have $1,500 for new nonstop flight to Paris? 15 ways to enjoy Parisian pleasures in Indy," 23 May 2018 Canals were dug, gondoliers were brought from Italy and a pier was erected as part of his vision for the Venice of America. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Vintage SoCal: An original from the dawn of Venice of America," 18 May 2018 Johnson, who worked as a gondolier at The Venetian hotel and resort on the Las Vegas Strip, was chosen out of 180 individuals to sing the national anthem for Vegas before the season started, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Vegas Golden Knights national anthem singer throws shade at Carrie Underwood," 17 May 2018

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gondolier

: a person who operates a gondola (sense 1)

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