the 16th cent. as a period in Italian art and literature
Origin of cinquecentoIt, five hundred, short for mille cinquecento, one thousand five hundred
The 16th century, especially in Italian art and literature.
Origin of cinquecentoItalian from (mil) cinquecento (one thousand) five hundred cinque five ( from Latin quīnque ; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.) cento hundred ( from Latin centum ; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.)