sal·​ta·​rel·​lo ˌsal-tə-ˈre-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce saltarello (audio)
plural saltarellos
: an Italian dance with a lively hop step beginning each measure

Word History


Italian, from saltare to jump, from Latin

First Known Use

circa 1724, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saltarello was circa 1724

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“Saltarello.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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