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  • noun Plural form of barcarole.

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Examples

  • In no way wearied by his sallies on the road, he was in the drawing – room before any of us; and I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.

    Bleak House

  • Come with me, I said, and no one knew where, or how my pain throbbed, no carnations or barcaroles for me, only a wound that love had opened.

    Poem: Pablo Neruda

  • He heard them as a boy in Ringabella, Crosshaven, Ringabella, singing their barcaroles.

    Ulysses

  • Bertha dwelt in a perpetual serenade: on warm days, when the restaurant doors were open, she could hear him singing, not always "Ogostine," but festal lilts of Italy, liquid and strangely sweet to her; and at such times, when the actual voice was not in her ears, still she blushed with delight to hear in her heart the thrilling echoes of his barcaroles, and found them humming cheerily upon her own lips.

    In the Arena Stories of Political Life

  • His harpsichord served as a rendezvous, and I passed with him at it all the moments I had to spare, in singing Italian airs, and barcaroles; sometimes without intermission, from morning till night, or rather from night until morning; and when I was not to be found at Madam Dupin's, everybody concluded I was with Grimm at his apartment, the public walk, or theatre.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • In listening to barcaroles, I found I had not yet known what singing was, and I soon became so fond of the opera that, tired of babbling, eating, and playing in the boxes when I wished to listen,

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • He played not one but many barcaroles, and seemed loath to leave the instrument.

    The Lady of the Aroostook

  • The boatmen timed their oar-strokes to the cadence of Neapolitan _barcaroles_ and folk-songs, full of rhythmic movement, which seemed caught from the pulsing tides.

    What Katy Did Next

  • The barcaroles and serenades peculiar to Venice were, of course, in harmony with the occasion.

    New Italian sketches

  • In no way wearied by his sallies on the road, he was in the drawing-room before any of us; and I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.

    Bleak House

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