seicento

[ sey-chen-toh; Italian se-chen-taw ]
/ seɪˈtʃɛn toʊ; Italian sɛˈtʃɛn tɔ /

noun (often initial capital letter)

the 17th century, with reference to the Italian art or literature of that period.

Origin of seicento

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

seicento

/ (Italian seiˈtʃɛnto) /

noun

the 17th century with reference to Italian art and literature

Word Origin for seicento

Italian, shortened from mille seicento one thousand six hundred
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