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barcarole

[bahr-kuh-rohl] /ˈbɑr kəˌroʊl/
noun
1.
a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
2.
a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.
Also, barcarolle.
Origin of barcarole
1605-1615
1605-15; < Venetian barcarola boatman's song, feminine of barcarolo, equivalent to barcar- (< Late Latin barcārius boatman; see bark3, -ary) + -olo (≪ Latin -eolus)
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barcarole

/ˈbɑːkəˌrəʊl; -ˌrɒl; ˌbɑːkəˈrəʊl/
noun
1.
a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
2.
an instrumental composition resembling this
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Italian barcarola, from barcaruolo boatman, from barca boat; see barque
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