Definition of gondolier in English:

gondolier

Line breaks: gon¦do|lier
Pronunciation: /ˌgɒndəˈlɪə
 
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noun

  • 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.

Origin

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

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