Definition of siciliano in English:

siciliano

(also siciliana)

noun

  • A dance, song, or instrumental piece in 6/8 or 12/8 time 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.’

Origin

Italian, literally Sicilian.

Pronunciation:

siciliano

/səˌsilēˈänō/