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canzona

[kan-zoh-nuh; Italian kahn-tsaw-nah]
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noun, plural can·zo·ne [kan-zoh-ney; Italian kahn-tsaw-ne] /kænˈzoʊ neɪ; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɛ/.
  1. canzone.
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Historical Examples

  • Another time the queen of the day, Emilia, invites Dioneo to sing a canzona.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera

    William James Henderson

  • He sang stanzas glorifying the bride and her husband, and the muses responded with a canzona in nine parts.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera

    William James Henderson

  • Its birthplace was Italy; the canzona of Frescobaldi and his compeers was the parent of the fugue.


British Dictionary definitions for canzona

canzona

noun
  1. a type of 16th- or 17th-century contrapuntal music, usually for keyboard, lute, or instrumental ensemble
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Word Origin

C19: from Italian, from Latin cantiō song, from canere to sing
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