canzone

noun

plural canzones kan-ˈzō-nēz How to pronounce canzone (audio)
känt-ˈsō-(ˌ)nāz
or canzoni kan-ˈzō-nē How to pronounce canzone (audio)
känt-ˈsō-nē
1
: a medieval Italian or Provençal lyric poem
2
: the musical setting of a canzone

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of canzone was in 1589

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“Canzone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canzone. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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