noun sei·cen·to \sā-ˈchen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of SEICENTO

:  the 17th century; specifically :  the 17th century period in Italian literature and art

Origin of SEICENTO

Italian, literally, six-hundred, from sei six (from Latin sex) + cento hundred — more at six, cinquecento
First Known Use: circa 1902


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