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bar·ca·role

also bar·ca·rolle  (bär′kə-rōl′)
n.
1. A Venetian gondolier's song with a rhythm suggestive of rowing.
2. A composition imitating a Venetian gondolier's song.

[French, from Italian barcaruola, from barcaruolo, gondolier, from barca, boat, from Latin; see bark3.]
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barcarole

(ˈbɑːkəˌrəʊl; -ˌrɒl; ˌbɑːkəˈrəʊl) or

barcarolle

n
1. (Classical Music) a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
2. (Classical Music) an instrumental composition resembling this
[C18: from French, from Italian barcarola, from barcaruolo boatman, from barca boat; see barque]
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bar•ca•role

or bar•ca•rolle

(ˈbɑr kəˌroʊl)

n.
1. a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
2. a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.
[1605–15; < Venetian barcarola boatman's song]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barcarole - a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliersbarcarole - a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
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barcarole

barcarolle [ˌbɑːkəˈrəʊl] Nbarcarola f
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In no way wearied by his sallies on the road, he was in the drawing-room before any of us; and I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.
And, in 1991, She performed on a recording of Bernstein's Arias and Barcaroles, which won a coveted GRAMMY award.
Sara Sant'Ambrogio's international successes include a 1986 bronze medal at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Cello Competition in Moscow, resulting in concert tours across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Canada, and her performance in the 1991 GRAMMY award-winning recording of Leonard Bernstein's Arias and Barcaroles. Christopher Taylor Tuesday, March 19 8:00 P.M.