Italian Il barbiere di Siviglia. a comic opera (1816) by Gioacchino Rossini based on a comedy (1775) by Beaumarchais.
- Barber pole
a pole with red and white spiral stripes symbolizing the barber’s former sideline of surgery. Historical Examples It is designed on the principle of the double stripes on a barber pole. The Car That Went Abroad Albert Bigelow Paine Also a cow with two calves—one a dark red one, and one spotted, even to its […]
Also called, especially British, barber’s shop. the place of business of a barber. the singing of four-part harmony in barbershop style or the music sung in this style. specializing in the unaccompanied part-singing of popular songs in which four voices move in close, highly chromatic harmony: a barbershop quartet. characteristic of such part-singing. Contemporary Examples […]
a member of a barbershop singing group.
(formerly) a barber practicing surgery and dentistry. Historical Examples Is ninety-seven and three months, signor; a great age, truly, responded the barber-surgeon. Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds But enough for the present of the barber-surgeon and his pole. A Book about Doctors John Cordy Jeaffreson She said we were not descended from the […]