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
The canzoni, the sestine, all the lyric metres of Italy and Spain were borrowed from his treasury.
Cavalcanti has left a number of love sonnets and canzoni, which were honoured by the praise of Dante.
It might be August, when one bathes at midnight, and sings canzoni till dawn.A Spirit in Prison | Robert Hichens
It is not certain that even the Spanish canzoni which are found in some of her letters to Bembo were composed by her.Lucretia Borgia | Ferdinand Gregorovius
The first draft immediately follows the transcription of a series of Dante's Canzoni begun at Malta in 1805.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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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