cinquecento

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noun cin·que·cen·to \ˌchiŋ-kwi-ˈchen-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of cinquecento

  1. :  the 16th century especially in Italian art and literature

Origin and Etymology of cinquecento

Italian, literally, five hundred, from cinque five (from Latin quinque) + cento hundred, from Latin centum — more at hundred


First Known Use: 1760


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