Definitions

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  • n. a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I was taken by the absurdity of a boat large enough that it could have it's own canal and serenading gondoliere.

    Death on the Caribbean

  • I couldn't help thinking that the gondolas looked like coffins, especially at night with the Grand Canal lit up, the boats appearing black and the faces of the gondoliere skeletal in the confusing play of light and shadow.

    Death on the Caribbean

  • I went straight to the head of the line and approached one of the gondoliere.

    Death on the Caribbean

  • There would be dancing, there would be moonlight and romantic walks on deck, the pools and the Grand Canal would be lit up, and the sound of the gondoliere serenading would be heard over the conversations of the passengers who would exaggerate their time spent snorkeling with stingrays.

    Death on the Caribbean

  • The gondoliere didn't sing and he didn't say a word.

    Death on the Caribbean

  • Followed by Fortunée's blinking husband Hamelin dressed as a Venetian gondoliere and a pretty little man dressed as a jester — Captain Charles?

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • The consul appealed to the English Resident, John Murray, who wrote an angry letter to the Government, complaining of this treatment; 'La carità della nobile donna,' he says, 'verso la moglie del gondoliere merita senza dubbio gran lode, ma il sottoscritto s'imagina che l'avvocato più scaltro si troverebbe bene intrigato di produrre una legge o esempio per incaricare l'Ambasciatore Inglese di questa carità.'

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • One moonlit evening she heard an old gondoliere challenge a younger one to alternate with him the stanzas of the Gerusalemme.

    Mrs Shelley

  • One moonlit evening she heard an old gondoliere challenge a younger one to alternate with him the stanzas of the _Gerusalemme_.

    Mrs. Shelley

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