noun, plural cen·tos.
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Origin of cento
OTHER WORDS FROM centocen·ton·i·cal [sen-ton-i-kuhl], /sɛnˈtɒn ɪ kəl/, adjectivecen·to·nism [sen-tn-iz-uhm], /ˈsɛn tnˌɪz əm/, cen·to·ni·za·tion [sen-tn-uh-zey-shuhn], /ˌsɛn tn əˈzeɪ ʃən/, noun
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Origin of CENTO
Example sentences from the Web for cento
The introduction to the Cento Novelle Antiche, which were put into their present shape before 1300, avow this object openly.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
Stanley also appended a list of Greek quotations justifying the cento.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III|John Cleveland
They have some other cause than the indolence or inefficiency of a cento—making undergraduate.Homer and His Age|Andrew Lang
Tyrwhitt observes that the same story is told of a mule in Cento Novelle Antiche, no. 91.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
Sifting and pruning are needed before a cento can be formed which would commend itself to modern taste.Hymns of the Greek Church|John Brownlie