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Meaning of TARANTELLA

Pronunciation:  `tarun'telu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons
  2. [n]  music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
 

TARANTELLA is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: tarantelle
 
 See Also: ballroom music, dance music, danceroom music, social dancing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tar`an*tel"la\, n. [It.] (Mus.)
(a) A rapid and delirious sort of Neapolitan dance in 6-8
    time, which moves in whirling triplets; -- so called from
    a popular notion of its being a remedy against the
    poisonous bite of the tarantula. Some derive its name
    from Taranto in Apulia.
(b) Music suited to such a dance.

 

 

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