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bar·ca·rolealso bar·ca·rolle (bär′kə-rōl′)
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.]
barcarole(ˈbɑːkəˌrəʊl; -ˌrɒl; ˌbɑːkəˈrəʊl) or
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]
or bar•ca•rolle(ˈbɑr kəˌroʊl)
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]