Definitions of gondolier

  1. a ( Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola
  2. A man who rows a gondola.
  3. The rower of a gondola or pleasure boat used on the canals of Venice.
  4. One who rows a gondola.
  5. The rower of a gondola.

Usage examples for gondolier

  1. Ercole was the chief gondolier- a tall, athletic young man of thirty, handsome and clever. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  2. If you ask me for how many years I have been sole owner of this stretch of water I must refer you to Loretta, who had lived just five summers when my big gondolier, Luigi, pulled her dripping wet from the canal, and who had lived eleven more- sixteen, in all- when what I have to tell you happened. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. I happened by mere accident to stumble upon a gondolier, whose appearance excited my curiosity. – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
  4. But not the less did every one assert that he had recognised Abellino, sometimes in one disguise, and sometimes in another, as an old man, a gondolier, a woman, or a monk. – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
  5. Dante was the man he owed most to; he had taught him more music than all his music- masters put together; and when he wrote his " Otello" he insisted on introducing the song of the Gondolier. – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  6. He was finally detected by a gondolier who discovered a little finger in his broth, and being brought to justice, was dragged through the city at the heels of a wild horse. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  7. One morning, early in the autumn, I bade good- by to my gondolier at the water- steps of the railroad station, and bought a ticket for Vienna. – A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others by F. Hopkinson Smith
  8. A puzzled scowl contracted the fine open brow of the gondolier. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  9. Sez he, " I always wanted to be romantic, and I always wanted to be a gondolier, but it never come handy before, and now I will! – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  10. Its charms are recognized by the gondolier of Venice and the Muleteer of Spain. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  11. The familiar voice of the gondolier, striking across his meditations, had a singular effect upon the Colonel. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  12. Yet any inconsiderable human- a peasant of the Campagna, a Venetian gondolier, a swaggering brigand of Macedonia- could be astonishingly beautiful. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  13. Twelve months later Hullah became acquainted with Charles Dickens, whose name was then unknown to those outside his own immediate circle, and it occurred to him that he and 'Boz' might combine their forces by converting The Gondolier into a popular play. – The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens
  14. When a gondolier gets a drop of water on him, he swoons. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  15. He has undertaken to find out the gondolier, but he is not one of those with whom he associates. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  16. Having watched and waited for every post from eight to four, I went down to the traghetto of St. Mark's, and was there hailed by my accustomed gondolier. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  17. Here at least the old problem of living had been solved, and from the patrician taking the air in his gondola to the gondolier himself, gambling and singing on the water- steps of his master's palace, all seemed equally satisfied with the solution. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  18. " But," sez he firmly, " I will be a gondolier, I'm bound on't. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley