Definition of tarantella
: a lively folk dance of southern Italy in 6⁄8 time
Recent Examples of tarantella from the Web
Just last week, One Direction star turned solo adventurer Harry Styles teased some new music and the world danced a mad and gleeful tarantella.
A small sampling of those that, with profound regret, had to be left by the wayside, may indicate the scale and manic scope of this tarantella of travel writing: A former cult member tries to bicycle around the world.
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Origin and Etymology of tarantella
Italian, from Taranto, Italy
First Known Use: 1782See Words from the same year
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