seicento

noun
sei·​cen·​to | \ sā-ˈchen-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce seicento (audio) \

Definition of seicento

: the 17th century specifically : the 17th century period in Italian literature and art

First Known Use of seicento

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seicento

Italian, literally, six-hundred, from sei six (from Latin sex) + cento hundred — more at six, cinquecento

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“Seicento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seicento. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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