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quattrocento

[ kwah-troh-chen-toh; Italian kwaht-traw-chen-taw ]

noun

, (often initial capital letter)
  1. the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time.


quattrocento

/ ˌkwætrəʊˈtʃɛntəʊ; kwattroˈtʃɛnto /

noun

  1. the 15th century, esp in reference to Renaissance Italian art and literature


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Other Words From

  • quattro·centist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quattrocento1

1870–75; < Italian, short for mil quattro cento 1400, occurring in the names of all the years from 1400 to 1499

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quattrocento1

Italian, shortened from milquattrocento 1400

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Example Sentences

The Quattrocento work contains much less of it than the Cinquecento.

The intimate connection of arts and crafts is characteristic of the Quattrocento, as also the mutual interaction of art with art.

The third room contains small bronze works by Tuscan masters of the Quattrocento.

No other Sienese sculptor of the Quattrocento approaches Giacomos solitary greatness.

For the rest, the whole chapel is a perfect gem of the arts and crafts of the early Quattrocento.

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