stile antico

sti·​le an·​ti·​co | \ ˈstē-lā-än-ˈtē-kō How to pronounce stile antico (audio) \

Definition of stile antico

: the standard polyphonic style of 16th-century church music especially as employed in the 17th century Most Spanish composers defended the purity and aptness of the stile antico for sacred texts.— Julie Anne Sadie, Companion to Baroque Music, 1998 — compare stile moderno

First Known Use of stile antico

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Stile antico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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