Definition of siciliano in English:


Syllabification: si·cil·i·a·no
Pronunciation: /səˌsilēˈänō
(also siciliana)

noun (plural sicilianos)

  • A dance, song, or instrumental piece in 6/8 or 12/8 time and evoking a pastoral mood.
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    • It was a type of instrumental or vocal work resembling the siciliano, generally in 6/8 or 12/8 time and often suggesting a rustic or bucolic subject by the imitation of the drone of a shepherd's bagpipe or musette.
    • The siciliana or siciliano is a musical form often included as a movement within larger pieces of music starting in the Baroque period.


Italian, literally 'Sicilian'.

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