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siciliano Line breaks: si¦cili|ano
Pronunciation: /sɪˌtʃɪlɪˈɑːnəʊ/
(also siciliana)

Definition of siciliano in English:

noun (plural sicilianos)

A dance, song, or instrumental piece in 6/8 or 12/8 time, typically in a minor key, and evoking a pastoral mood.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with siciliano

Americano, Arno, boliviano, Bolzano, Carnot, chicano, guano, Kano, llano, Locarno, Lugano, Marciano, Marrano, meccano, oregano, Pisano, poblano, Romano, soprano, Sukarno
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