[sey-chen-toh; Italian se-chen-taw]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for seicento



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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