cinquecento

cinquecento

[ching-kwi-chen-toh]
noun (often initial capital letter)
the 16th century, with reference to Italy, especially to the Italian art or literature of that period.

Origin:
1750–60; < Italian, short for mil cinque cento 1500, used for period a.d. 1500–99

cinquecentism, noun
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cinquecento (ˌtʃɪŋkwɪˈtʃɛntəʊ)
 
n
the 16th century, esp in reference to Italian art, architecture, or literature
 
[C18: Italian, shortened from milcinquecento 1500]
 
cinque'centist
 
n

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