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canzone

[kan-zoh-nee; Italian kahn-tsaw-ne]
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noun, plural can·zo·nes, can·zo·ni [kan-zoh-nee; Italian kahn-tsaw-nee] /kænˈzoʊ ni; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ ni/
  1. a variety of lyric poetry in the Italian style, of Provençal origin, that closely resembles the madrigal.
  2. a poem in which each word that appears at the end of a line of the first stanza appears again at the end of one of the lines in each of the following stanzas.
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Origin of canzone

1580–90; < Italian < Latin cantiōnem, accusative singular of cantiō song; see canto, -ion

canzona

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

noun plural -ni (-nɪ)
  1. a Provençal or Italian lyric, often in praise of love or beauty
    1. a song, usually of a lyrical nature
    2. (in 16th-century choral music) a polyphonic song from which the madrigal developed
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Word Origin

C16: from Italian: song, from Latin cantiō, from canere to sing

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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Word Origin and History for canzone

n.

1580s, from Italian canzone, from Latin cantionem (nominative cantio) "singing, song" (also source of Spanish cancion, French chanson), noun of action from past participle stem of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). In Italian or Provençal, a song resembling the madrigal but less strict in style.

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