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canzona

[kan-zoh-nuh; Italian kahn-tsaw-nah] /kænˈzoʊ nə; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɑ/
noun, plural canzone
[kan-zoh-ney; Italian kahn-tsaw-ne] /kænˈzoʊ neɪ; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɛ/ (Show IPA)
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canzona

/kænˈzəʊnə/
noun
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a type of 16th- or 17th-century contrapuntal music, usually for keyboard, lute, or instrumental ensemble
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, from Latin cantiō song, from canere to sing
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a genre of Italian instrumental music in the 16th and 17th centuries. In 18th- and 19th-century music, the term canzona refers to a lyrical song or songlike instrumental piece

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