saltarello

noun
sal·​ta·​rel·​lo | \ ˌsal-tə-ˈre-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce saltarello (audio) , ˌsäl- \
plural saltarellos

Definition of saltarello

: an Italian dance with a lively hop step beginning each measure

First Known Use of saltarello

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saltarello

Italian, from saltare to jump, from Latin

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“Saltarello.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltarello. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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