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[sey-chen-toh; Italian se-chen-taw]
noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. the 17th century, with reference to the Italian art or literature of that period.
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Origin of seicento

1900–05; < Italian: short for mille seicento literally, a thousand six hundred
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British Dictionary definitions for seicento


  1. the 17th century with reference to Italian art and literature
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Word Origin

Italian, shortened from mille seicento one thousand six hundred
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