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trecento

[trey-chen-toh; Italian tre-chen-taw]
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noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. the 14th century, with reference to Italy, and especially to its art or literature.
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Origin of trecento

1835–45; < Italian, short for mille trecento 1300, hence representing the years 1300–99, dates beginning with these numbers
Related formstre·cen·tist, noun
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Examples from the Web for trecento

Historical Examples

  • It is never found in trecento art, and is probably traceable to the Paduan impulse to make use of classic remains.

    The Venetian School of Painting

    Evelyn March Phillipps

  • The golden simplicity of the trecento yields to a studied effort after dignity of diction, culture of amplitude.

  • Lorenzo's first essays in poetry were sonnets and canzoni in the style of the trecento.

  • In so solemn and chastened a spirit could the artists of the Trecento conceive of their Republic's deliverance.

    The Story of Florence

    Edmund G. Gardner

  • And here we have the reverence of the Trecento, with its rude handiwork redeemed by its ardent sincerity.

    A Little Pilgrimage in Italy

    Olave M. (Olave Muriel) Potter


British Dictionary definitions for trecento

trecento

noun
  1. the 14th century, esp with reference to Italian art and literature
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Derived Formstrecentist, noun

Word Origin

C19: shortened from Italian mille trecento one thousand three hundred
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