Definition of saltarello in English:

saltarello

Pronunciation: /ˌsôl-//ˌsaltəˈrelō/

noun

  • An energetic Italian or Spanish dance for one couple, characterized by leaps and skips.

    • ‘In the distance, a saltarello has started up, and soon the air is alive with pounding rhythms and bright colours.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

saltarello

/ˌsôl-//ˌsaltəˈrelō/