Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Noun- A special effect in violin playing obtained by playing in rapid alternation upon open and stopped strings.

Usage examples (4)
  • bariolage is common to Baroque violin music, where the static note is usually an open string note.
  • Westhoff was a master at handling bariolage, a technique that requires the violinist to play all four strings at once.
  • After a properly "symphonic" preparation by Sanders, Nadien makes ardent sense of Vieuxtemps delicately melodic figures and their concomitant trills and bariolage...
  • I suppose you don’t even know what bariolage is. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.