noun, plural sicilianos.
a graceful folk dance of Sicily.
the music for this dance.
noun (pl) -ianos
an old dance in six-beat or twelve-beat time
music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
noun 1. a general massacre of the French in Sicily by the local population, begun at the sound of the vesper bell on Easter Monday, 1282. Sicilian Vespers noun 1. (functioning as sing) a revolt in 1282 against French rule in Sicily, in which the ringing of the vesper bells on Easter Monday served as […]
[sis-uh-leez] /ˈsɪs ə liz/ noun 1. Two Sicilies.
noun 1. an island in the Mediterranean, constituting a region of Italy, and separated from the SW tip of the mainland by the Strait of Messina: largest island in the Mediterranean. 9924 sq. mi. (25,705 sq. km). Capital: Palermo. noun 1. the largest island in the Mediterranean, separated from the tip of SW Italy by […]
- Sick as a dog
Very ill, especially from a stomach malady. For example, I don’t know what was in that stew but I was sick as a dog all night. This simile was first recorded in 1705. Why a dog should be viewed as particularly sick remains unclear.