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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers characterized by a rowing rhythm.

Usage examples (31)
  • In the 18th and 19th centuries the barcarole inspired a considerable number of vocal and instrumental compositions, ranging from opera arias to character pieces for piano.
  • Farther off, at a fourth instrument in the oratory, a whole class of a dozen or more were taking a singing lesson, and just then joining in a "barcarole" (I think they...
  • So: play the waltz of the tranquil moon, the barcarole, on the fluid guitar, till my head lolls, dreaming:
  • She moved off with her book to a window; shut herself out from the room, and into the storm, with a heavy fall of curtains; and Nelly's voice rippled through a tripping,... for more
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