gondola

[ gon-dl-uh or especially for 1, gon-doh-luh ]SEE DEFINITION OF gondola
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There you will get into the gondola, and say to the gondolier these words: 'To the casino.'

I persuade the young countess to follow me, and we take a gondola.

After a very good supper I took a gondola to return to Muran.

She will name her own hour, and you will accompany her here in her gondola.

He had forgotten that the Campo was to be entered from two ways, by gondola and by foot.

That was the way she oftenest spoke of it, and other times it was the gondola.

The two men used all their strength to detach the gondola from the shore.

His gondola was in attendance, covered with the felze, to take us to the house of the sposa.

The sposo had successfully handed the bridesmaid into the second gondola.

We went into a gondola, and the guards rowed us towards Fusina.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Italian (Venetian) gondola, earlier in English as goundel, from Old Italian gondula, of unknown origin; perhaps from Rhaeto-Romanic dialectal gondola "roll, rock," or perhaps a diminutive of gonda, name of a kind of boat. Meaning "cabin of an airship" is 1896, though it was used hypothetically in 1881 in a prediction piece titled "300 Years Hence":

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