cinquecento


cin·que·cen·to

noun \ˌchiŋ-kwi-ˈchen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of CINQUECENTO

:  the 16th century especially in Italian art and literature

Origin of CINQUECENTO

Italian, literally, five hundred, from cinque five (from Latin quinque) + cento hundred, from Latin centum — more at hundred
First Known Use: 1760

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