noun, plural can·zo·nes, can·zo·ni [kan-zoh-nee; Italian kahn-tsaw-nee] /kænˈzoʊ ni; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ ni/
Origin of canzone
noun, plural can·zo·ne [kan-zoh-ney; Italian kahn-tsaw-ne] /kænˈzoʊ neɪ; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɛ/.
Examples from the Web for canzone
Historical Examples of canzone
Canzone, in which Dante describes the person of Beatrice, Strophe third.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4
Witte refers to Dante's commentary on his own Canzone in the Convito iv.Dante. An essay.
R. W. Church
I believe there is no version into English of the 48th Canzone.
Guinizzelli has the following passage, in a canzone quoted by Ginguen, Hist.
One stanza of this Canzone is unequalled, I think, for a simplicity at once tender and sublime.
noun plural -ni (-nɪ)
- a song, usually of a lyrical nature
- (in 16th-century choral music) a polyphonic song from which the madrigal developed
Word Origin for canzone
Word Origin for canzona
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.