/ (ˌkænzəˈnɛtə) /
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a short cheerful or lively song, typically of the 16th to 18th centuries
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Word Origin for canzonetta
C16: Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone
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Example sentences from the Web for canzonetta
Amongst other songs, I had learnt a Neapolitan canzonetta which was always greatly applauded.
I told Zerbino and Dulcie to lie down, and I began to sing my canzonetta.