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tar·an·tel·la

 (tăr′ən-tĕl′ə)
n.
1. A lively, whirling southern Italian dance in 6/8 time, once thought to be a remedy for tarantism.
2. The music for this dance.

[Italian, after Taranto.]
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tarantella

(ˌtærənˈtɛlə)
n
1. (Dancing) a peasant dance from S Italy
2. (Music, other) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, in fast six-eight time
[C18: from Italian, from Taranto Taranto; associated with tarantism]
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tar•an•tel•la

(ˌtær ənˈtɛl ə)

n., pl. -las.
1. a rapid, whirling dance of S Italy in 6/8 time.
2. music in the rhythm of a tarantella.
[1775–85; < Italian, =Tarant(o) Taranto + -ella -elle]
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tarantella

Believed to have originated in the Italian town of Taranto in southern Italy, it is a swift. whirling dance executed by two people to music in 6/8 time.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tarantella - music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantellatarantella - music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
dance music - music to dance to
2.tarantella - a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
social dancing - dancing as part of a social occasion
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Translations

tarantella

[ˌtærənˈtelə] Ntarantela f
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tarantella

nTarantella f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Rossini: from Serate Musicali, La danza, L'invito, La pastorella delle Alpi; Alban Berg: Seven Early Songs; Bizet: J'aime l'amour!, Adieux de l'hotesse arabe, Tarentelle; Fernando Orbradors: El majo celoso, Con amores, la mi madre; Xavier Montsalvatge: Chevere, Canto negro.
Au programme : Carmen, prelude aragonaise et toreadors (Bizet), Danse de tarentelle (Rossini), Tosca (Puccini), Torna a surriento (Curtis), Turandot, nessun dorma (Puccini), Rigoletto, questa o quella (Verdi), O sole mio (Capua), Carmen, la fleur que tu m'avais jete ( Bizet), Rigoletto, la donna e mobile ( Verdi), Traviata, brindisi, Libiamo (Verdi).