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trecento

[trey-chen-toh; Italian tre-chen-taw] /treɪˈtʃɛn toʊ; Italian trɛˈtʃɛn tɔ/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
the 14th century, with reference to Italy, and especially to its art or literature.
Origin of trecento
1835-1845
1835-45; < Italian, short for mille trecento 1300, hence representing the years 1300-99, dates beginning with these numbers
Related forms
trecentist, noun
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Examples from the Web for trecento
Historical Examples
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for trecento

trecento

/treɪˈtʃɛntəʊ/
noun
1.
the 14th century, esp with reference to Italian art and literature
Derived Forms
trecentist, noun
Word Origin
C19: shortened from Italian mille trecento one thousand three hundred
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