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saltarello

Line breaks: sal¦tar|ello
Pronunciation: /ˌsaltəˈrɛləʊ
 
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Definition of saltarello in English:

noun (plural saltarellos or saltarelli /-li/)

An energetic Italian or Spanish dance for one couple, characterized by leaps and skips.
Example sentences
  • The pavan was generally coupled with another, quicker dance, which was usually in triple time and sometimes had thematic links with the pavan; in Italy the accompanying dance was a saltarello, in France and England a galliard.
  • In the distance, a saltarello has started up, and soon the air is alive with pounding rhythms and bright colours.
  • La Regina is a reconstructed dance choreographed to the famous treble-time Saltarello in C, found in a late 14th century manuscript from northern Italy.

Origin

early 18th century: Italian salterello, Spanish saltarelo, based on Latin saltare 'to dance'.

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