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canzone

play
noun, can·zo·ne \kan-ˈzō-nē, känt-ˈsō-(ˌ)nā\

Definition of canzone

plural canzonesplay \-nēz, -(ˌ)nāz\ or canzoni \-nē\

  1. 1 :  a medieval Italian or Provençal lyric poem

  2. 2 :  the musical setting of a canzone



Origin of canzone

Italian, from Latin cantion-, cantio song, from canere to sing — more at chant


First Known Use: 1589


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