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quattrocento

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noun, often capitalized quat·tro·cen·to \ˌkwä-trō-ˈchen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of quattrocento

  1. :  the 15th century especially with reference to Italian literature and art



Origin and Etymology of quattrocento

Italian, literally, four hundred, from quattro four (from Latin quattuor) + cento hundred — more at cinquecento


First Known Use: circa 1854


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