Meaning of siciliano in English:


nounplural noun sicilianos

(also siciliana)
  • A dance, song, or instrumental piece in 6/8 or 12/8 time, typically in a minor key, and evoking a pastoral mood.

    ‘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.’



/sɪˌtʃɪlɪˈɑːnəʊ/ /sɪˌsɪlɪˈɑːnəʊ/


Italian, literally ‘Sicilian’.