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canzone

[kan-zoh-nee; Italian kahn-tsaw-ne] /kænˈzoʊ ni; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ nɛ/
noun, plural canzones, canzoni
[kan-zoh-nee; Italian kahn-tsaw-nee] /kænˈzoʊ ni; Italian kɑnˈtsɔ ni/ (Show IPA)
1.
a variety of lyric poetry in the Italian style, of Provençal origin, that closely resembles the madrigal.
2.
a poem in which each word that appears at the end of a line of the first stanza appears again at the end of one of the lines in each of the following stanzas.
Also, canzona.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Italian < Latin cantiōnem, accusative singular of cantiō song; see canto, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for canzoni

canzone

/kænˈzəʊnɪ/
noun (pl) -ni (-nɪ)
1.
a Provençal or Italian lyric, often in praise of love or beauty
2.
  1. a song, usually of a lyrical nature
  2. (in 16th-century choral music) a polyphonic song from which the madrigal developed
Word Origin
C16: from Italian: song, from Latin cantiō, from canere to sing
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Word Origin and History for canzoni

canzone

n.

1580s, from Italian canzone, from Latin cantionem (nominative cantio) "singing, song" (also source of Spanish cancion, French chanson), noun of action from past participle stem of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). In Italian or Provençal, a song resembling the madrigal but less strict in style.

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Encyclopedia Article for canzoni

canzona

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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