canto

play
noun can·to \ˈkan-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of canto

plural

cantos

  1. :  one of the major divisions of a long poem

Examples of canto in a sentence

  1. the first canto of Dante's Inferno

Origin and Etymology of canto

Italian, from Latin cantus song, from canere to sing — more at chant


First Known Use: 1590


CANTO Defined for English Language Learners

canto

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noun can·to \ˈkan-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of canto for English Language Learners

  • : a major section of a long poem


CANTO Defined for Kids

canto

play
noun can·to \ˈkan-ˌtō\

Definition of canto for Students

plural

cantos

  1. :  one of the major divisions of a long poem


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