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quattrocento

[ kwah-troh-chen-toh; Italian kwaht-traw-chen-taw ]
/ ˌkwɑ troʊˈtʃɛn toʊ; Italian ˌkwɑt trɔˈtʃɛn tɔ /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time.

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Origin of quattrocento

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

OTHER WORDS FROM quattrocento

quat·tro·cen·tist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for quattrocento

quattrocento
/ (ˌkwætrəʊˈtʃɛntəʊ, Italian kwattroˈtʃɛnto) /

noun

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

Word Origin for quattrocento

Italian, shortened from milquattrocento 1400
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