siciliano

noun si·cil·i·a·no \sə̇ˌsilēˈä(ˌ)nō, sə̇ˌchi-\
variants: or

siciliana

\-nə\ or

sicilienne

\sə̇¦silē¦en\

Definition of siciliano

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a graceful Sicilian rustic dance in which the partners are joined with handkerchiefs

  2. 2 :  the music for the siciliano in 68 or 128 time characterized by a lyrical melody with dotted rhythm and similar to the pastorale

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Origin and Etymology of siciliano

siciliano modification (influenced by Italian siciliano Sicilian) of Italian siciliana; siciliana from It, from feminine of siciliano Sicilian, from Sicilia Sicily (from Latin) + -ano -an (from Latin -anus); sicilienne from French, from Italian siciliana


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of siciliano


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