canzone


can·zo·ne

noun \kan-ˈzō-nē, känt-ˈsō-(ˌ)nā\
plural can·zo·nes\-nēz, -(ˌ)nāz\ or can·zo·ni \-nē\

Definition of CANZONE

1
:  a medieval Italian or Provençal lyric poem
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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