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BARCAROLE, or BARCAROLLE (Ital. barca...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 391 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARCAROLE, or BARCAROLLE (Ital. barcaruola, a boat-song), properly a musical term for the songs sung by the Venetian gondoliers, and hence for an instrumental or vocal composition, generally in 6-8 time, written in imitation of their characteristic rhythm.
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