the 15th cent. as a period in Italian art and literature
Origin of quattrocentoItalian four hundred: short for mille quattrocento, one thousand four hundred
The 15th-century period of Italian art and literature.
Origin of quattrocentoItalian, short for (mil) quattrocento, one thousand four hundred : quattro, four (from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots).