- a lyric poem of Provençal or early Italian troubadours
- a musical setting for this
Origin of canzoneItalian from Classical Latin cantio, song from canere: see chant
nounpl. can·zo·nes, or can·zo·ni
- A medieval Italian or Provençal lyric of varying stanzaic form, usually with a concluding envoy.
- A polyphonic song evolving from this form of poetry and resembling the madrigal in style.
Origin of canzoneItalian from Latin cantiō cantiōn- song from cantus past particple of canere to sing ; see kan- in Indo-European roots.
(plural canzones or canzoni)