Word of the Day – Tarantella

By April 8, 2019 Word of the Day

Tarantella (noun)

ta-ran-tel-a

A rapid whirling dance originating in southern Italy.

Late 18th century: Italian, from the name of the seaport Taranto. The dance was thought to be a cure for tarantism, the victim dancing the tarantella until exhausted. See also tarantula.

Example sentences

“As they swirled and swirled, they fell in love to the tarantella.”

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