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French barcarolle, from Italian barcaruola, from barca bark, barge.


barcarolle (plural barcarolles)

  1. A popular song or melody sung by Venetian gondoliers.
  2. A piece of music composed in imitation of such a song.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.