a variety of lyric poetry in the Italian style, of Provençal origin, that closely resembles the madrigal.
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.
- Also canzona.
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How to use canzone in a sentence
En Arnaut often ends a canzone with a verset in different tone from the rest, as markedly in "Si fos Amors."Instigations | Ezra Pound
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.The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2) | Anna Jameson
And not believing that I could relate this in the brevity of a sonnet, I began then a canzone.
Well now really, Canonico, for one not exactly one of us, that canzone of Ser Giovanni has merit; has not it?Imaginary Conversations and Poems | Walter Savage Landor
British Dictionary definitions for canzone
a Provençal or Italian lyric, often in praise of love or beauty
a song, usually of a lyrical nature
(in 16th-century choral music) a polyphonic song from which the madrigal developed
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