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[ kan-zoh-nuh; Italian kahn-tsaw-nah ]
/ kænˈzoʊ nə; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɑ /

noun, plural can·zo·ne [kan-zoh-ney; Italian kahn-tsaw-ne] /kænˈzoʊ neɪ; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɛ/.


Nearby words

canyon, canyon de chelly, canyon wind, canyoning, canyonlands national park, canzona, canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, cao yu, caodaism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for canzona

  • 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


/ (kænˈzəʊnə) /


a type of 16th- or 17th-century contrapuntal music, usually for keyboard, lute, or instrumental ensemble

Word Origin for canzona

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