napolitana

noun
na·​po·​li·​ta·​na
variants: or less commonly napoletana \ nəˌpōləˈtänə \
plural -s

Definition of napolitana

: a simple madrigal originating in 16th century Naples and similar to the villanella in style

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History and Etymology for napolitana

Italian, from feminine of napolitano, napoletano Neapolitan, from Latin Neapolitanus

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“Napolitana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/napolitana. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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