Canto definition

kăntō
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One of the principal divisions of a long poem.
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Any of the main divisions of certain long poems, corresponding to the chapters of a book.
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One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canto
Plural:
cantos

Origin of canto

  • Italian from Latin cantus song canticle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition