canzone

noun
can·​zo·​ne | \ kan-ˈzō-nē How to pronounce canzone (audio) , känt-ˈsō-(ˌ)nā How to pronounce canzone (audio) \
plural canzones\ kan-​ˈzō-​nēz How to pronounce canzones (audio) , känt-​ˈsō-​(ˌ)nāz \ or canzoni\ kan-​ˈzō-​nē How to pronounce canzoni (audio) , känt-​ˈsō-​nē \

Definition of canzone

1 : a medieval Italian or Provençal lyric poem
2 : the musical setting of a canzone

First Known Use of canzone

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for canzone

Italian, from Latin cantion-, cantio song, from canere to sing — more at chant

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“Canzone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canzone. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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