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[kan-zuh-net] /ˌkæn zəˈnɛt/
an early polyphonic song of dancelike character.
Origin of canzonet
From the Italian word canzonetta, dating back to 1585-95. See canzone, -ette Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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

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