Etymology: From tarantellaItalian, tarantella, a diminutive of w:Taranto, Taranto, a town in southern Italy (but popularly associated with tarantola "tarantula", on the belief that the dance was variously a result of, or cure for, its bite).
- A rapid dance in 6/8 time, originating in Italy, or a piece of music for such a dance.
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