noun can·zo·net \ˌkan-zə-ˈnet\

Definition of canzonet

  1. 1 :  a light usually strophic (see strophic 2) song

  2. 2 :  a part-song resembling but less elaborate than a madrigal

Origin and Etymology of canzonet

Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone

First Known Use: 1588

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