Definition of Tarantella

1. Noun. Music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella.

Generic synonyms: Dance Music



2. Noun. A lively whirling Italian dance for two persons.
Exact synonyms: Tarantelle
Generic synonyms: Social Dancing

Definition of Tarantella

1. n. 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.

Definition of Tarantella

1. Noun. A rapid dance in 6/8 time, originating in Italy, or a piece of music for such a dance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tarantella

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tarantella

tarama
taramas
taramasalata
taramellite
taramite
taramosalata
taranabant
taranakite
tarand
tarands
taranis
tarantas
tarantases
tarantella (current term)
tarantellas
tarantelle
tarantism
tarantisms
tarantist
tarantists
tarantula
tarantulae
tarantulas
tarantulated
tarapacaite
taras
tarasque
tarasques

Literary usage of Tarantella

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1. Well-known Piano Solos, how to Play Them by Charles W. Wilkinson, Edward Ellsworth Hipsher (1915)
"3 HELLER HE successful rendition of this tarantella depends upon two ... The tarantella is a swift, delirious Italian dance in whirling six-eight measure. ..."

2. The Wedding Day in Literature and Art: A Collection of the Best Descriptions by Charles Frederick Carter (1900)
"... FROM "tarantella"1 BY MATHILDE BLIND " T NEED n't detain you over the number of times JL we changed horses and postilions, all the bribes I gave and the ..."

3. New Poems by David Herbert Lawrence (1920)
"tarantella SAD he sits on the white sea-stone And the suave sea chuckles, ... He sits like a shade by the flood alone While I dance a tarantella on the ..."

4. New Poems by David Herbert Lawrence (1920)
"tarantella SAD he sits on the white sea-stone And the suave sea chuckles, ... He sits like a shade by the flood alone While I dance a tarantella on the ..."

5. Historical Memoir on Italian Tragedy: From the Earliest Period to the by Joseph Cooper Walker (1799)
"... or tarantella. IN the course of my musical researches in Italy, I obtained a copy of the music of this dance, which I deem too curious to be withheld ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"FROM 'tarantella' SOUNDS of human mirth and laughter from somewhere among them were borne from time to time to the desolate spot I had reached. ..."

7. Letters of George Meredith by George Meredith (1912)
"... had struck up the tarantella. To William Hardman. Dec. 10, 1862. To-day, you know, I dine with Morison. Is there a dinner with Tuck on the horizon ? ..."

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