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a boating song of the Venetian gondoliers.
a piece of music composed in the style of such songs.
Historical Examples

He ran upstairs, singing a barcarole at the top of his voice, and rushed into the room, waving the model ship above his head.
Stories by English Authors: Africa Various

Madame Hvoslef, who is an accomplished performer, sat down to it, and gave us the barcarole from Massaniello.
Northern Travel Bayard Taylor

The blind beggar touched his harp; in the distance were heard the rhythmic strains of a barcarole.
The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier

She wandered off into the gentle sadness of Godard’s “barcarole,” and the three ghosts sat motionless.
The Outrage Annie Vivanti

My own father was barcarole there to a great Milordo, I can’t say how many years back.
Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever

Théophile was singing the barcarole from the second act of Aline, Queen of Golconda at the top of his voice.
The Revolt of the Angels Anatole France

I enhanced the likeness very much, last Friday morning, by singing a barcarole on the rocks.
The Letters of Charles Dickens Charles Dickens

The barcarole is one of the few which by virtue of its serene and classical beauty has still been able to survive it.
The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various

Then one song and another was called for, and the night rang with ballad and barcarole, glee and round.
The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards

Dulcamara brings out a piece of music, which he says is the latest thing from Venice, a barcarole for two voices.
The Complete Opera Book Gustav Kobb

a Venetian boat song in a time of six or twelve quaver beats to the bar
an instrumental composition resembling this


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