quattrocento [kwah-troh- chen-toh; kwaht-t Italian raw- chen-taw] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun ( often initial capital letter) the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time. Origin of quattrocento 1870–75; < Italian, short for mil quattro cento 1400, occurring in the names of all the years from 1400 to 1499 Related forms quat·tro·cen·tist, noun
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But with the story-tellers of the
quattrocento it was no mere affectation.
The naïveté of the
quattrocento often invests its errors with attraction.
As an artist, he has thoroughly outgrown the
quattrocento style, and falls short only by a little of the greatest.
The portrait of Giovanni dei Medici is by an unknown hand of the
But here, as elsewhere, the classicisms are held in check, and never invade or embarrass the dominant spirit of the
Quattrocento. British Dictionary definitions for quattrocento noun the 15th century, esp in reference to Renaissance Italian art and literature Word Origin for quattrocento
Italian, shortened from
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Word Origin and History for quattrocento n.
"the fifteenth century as a period in art and architecture," 1847, from Italian
quattrocento, literally "four hundred," short for mille quattrocento "one thousand four hundred," in reference to a period beginning in "1400;" see four + hundred.
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