noun, plural can·tos.
Examples from the Web for canto
The 5th canto of Dante pleases me more, and more; it is that one in which he meets with Paulo and Francesca.Life of John Keats|William Michael Rossetti
And even to this day you may see this thing, and to this day the car is borne to their canto.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa|Edward Hutton
His grief at her loss finds pathetic expression in the 15th canto of the Messias.
The last lines of this canto contain one of the most important indications of time which Dante gives in this part of the poem.Dante: His Times and His Work|Arthur John Butler
There are over 260 rivers, all valueless for navigation purposes, except the Canto.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World|John B. Alden
British Dictionary definitions for canto
noun plural -tos
Word Origin for canto
Word Origin and History for canto
1580s, from Italian canto "song," from Latin cantus "song" (see chant (v.)). As "a section of a long poem," used in Italian by Dante, in English first by Spenser.