Definition of siciliano
1 : a graceful Sicilian rustic dance in which the partners are joined with handkerchiefs
2 : the music for the siciliano in 6⁄8 or 12⁄8 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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