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canzonet

[kan-zuh-net]
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noun
  1. an early polyphonic song of dancelike character.

Origin of canzonet

From the Italian word canzonetta, dating back to 1585–95. See canzone, -ette
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Examples from the Web for canzonet

Historical Examples

  • He takes his lute and sings an Italian canzonet which has the desired effect.

    The Standard Cantatas

    George P. Upton

  • It also belongs to the octave group, and is diversified with a canzonet.

  • At the sides, a canone and canzonet by Giordani, together with a French and Venetian canzonet, with music.

    History of the Fan

    George Woolliscroft Rhead