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 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 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

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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 9 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gondolier

: a person who operates a gondola (sense 1)

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