canzonet

noun
can·​zo·​net | \ ˌkan-zə-ˈnet How to pronounce canzonet (audio) \

Definition of canzonet

1 : a light usually strophic song
2 : a part-song resembling but less elaborate than a madrigal

First Known Use of canzonet

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for canzonet

Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone

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“Canzonet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canzonet. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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