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

Definition of gondolier

: one who propels a Venetian gondola

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Recent Examples on the Web Through Gondola Adventures, a gondolier will steer couples around the waterway. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Gondola rides, ax throwing, international cuisine: Irving has wide range of date-night ideas for couples," 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, "Italians sip cappuccinos six-feet apart, receive communion from gloved priests as lockdown subsides," 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, "Female Rowers in Venice Are Delivering Groceries to the Elderly by Gondola," 23 Apr. 2020 Sunday's dive by eight gondoliers was the fifth of its kind this year. Claudio Lavanga, NBC News, "Gondoliers-turned-divers scour famed lagoon and canals for trash," 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, "Gondoliers-turned-divers scour famed lagoon and canals for trash," 4 Nov. 2019 Our gondolier, Andrew, is a veteran of 30 years and a fountain of Naples knowledge. Los Angeles Times, "Four Hours in Belmont Shore: A dog- and kid-friendly tour," 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, "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

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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 29 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gondolier

: a person who operates a gondola (sense 1)

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