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Definition of the adjective Bergamask

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  1. Of or characteristic of Bergamo, Italy.


Bergamask, bergomask, bergamesca, or bergamasca, is dance and associated melody and chord progression. It was considered a clumsy rustic dance copied from the natives of Bergamo, reputed to be very awkward in their manners.

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Google previewHistory of foreign music, with introduction by Frederick Starr (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

A bergamask is a part of Mendelssohn's music to the “Midsummer Night's ;...

Google previewThe American History and Encyclopedia of Music ... (1908)

by William Lines Hubbard, George W. Andrews, Edward Dickinson, Arthur Foote, Emil Liebling

A bergamask is a part of Mendelssohn's music to ;...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

BERGAMASK, or BERooMAsK-(from the town of Bergamo in North Italy), a clumsy rustic dance (cf.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Enlightenment (2013)

by Michel Delon

Further, the use of scenesin French, and thereby the introduction oftopical satire, brokeupthe mosaicof the characters' individual peculiarities anddialects— Venetian, Bergamask,Bolognese, Neapolitan. Duringthe Italian actors' second periodof ...

Google previewResearching the Song:A Lexicon (2005)

by Shirlee Emmons, Wilbur Watkins Lewis

BERGAMASK (Eng.): a clown, also a rustic dance, named from Bergamo, aVenetian province whose inhabitants were noted for their clownishness (Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's  ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Renaissance and the Reformation (2004)

by Thomas Goddard Bergin, Jennifer Speake

The Bergamask Arlecchino and Neapolitan Pulcinella survive as Harlequin and Punch. The masked actors drew on a variety of sources and traditions and developed an enormous repertoire of dialogue and gesture. Since actors also ...

Google previewShakespeare-lexicon (1902)

A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet by Alexander Schmidt

Bergamask: a B. dance, Mids. V, 360. 368. Nares: "a rustic dance, framed in imitation of the people of Bergamasco, a province in the state of Venice, who are ridiculed as being more clownish in their manners and dialect than any other people ...

Google previewAmerican History and Encyclopedia of Music (1910)

by William Lines Hubbard

bergamask (bur-ga-mask ) Eng. n. bergamasque (ber-ga-mask') Fr. n. From Bergamo: a kind of dance.

Google previewZell's Popular Encyclopedia (1882)

A Complete Dictionary of the English Language; with Pronouncing Vocabulary & a Gazetteer of the World

the Calabrian, the Neapolitan, the Roman, the Norcian, tho Tuscan, the Bolognese, the Venetian, the Frlulian, the Paduan, the Lonibardian, the Milanese , the Bergamask, the Piedmontes, the Genoese, the Corsican, and lastly, the Sardinian.

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Scrabble value of B3E1R1G2A1M3A1S1K5

The value of this 9-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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