- 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 canti&omacron;, canti&omacron;n-, song, from cantus, past particple of canere, to sing; see kan- in Indo-European roots.
(plural canzones or canzoni)