Definition of gondolier in English:


Syllabification: gon·do·lier
Pronunciation: /ˌɡändəˈlir


A person who propels and steers a gondola.
More example sentences
  • It was thought the picture, which shows gondoliers and sailors at work in 18th century Venice, was a copy by an imitator or student of the artist and had been valued at no more than £5,000.
  • Sometimes gondoliers and sailors in costume were hired to ply the waters of the Grand Canal while musicians played on shore.
  • The Venetian has gondolas with gondoliers who imitate Italian accents.


early 17th century: via French from Italian gondoliere, from gondola (see gondola).

Definition of gondolier in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bogle
Pronunciation: ˈbəʊɡ(ə)l
a phantom or goblin