Canzone definition

kăn-zōnē, känt-sōnĕ
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A medieval Italian or Provençal lyric of varying stanzaic form, usually with a concluding envoy.
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A polyphonic song evolving from this form of poetry and resembling the madrigal in style.
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A lyric poem of Provençal or early Italian troubadours.
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A musical setting for this.
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An Italian or Provençal song or ballad.
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A canzona (mediaeval Italian instrumental composition).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canzone
Plural:
canzones

Origin of canzone

  • Italian from Latin cantiō cantiōn- song from cantus past particple of canere to sing kan- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Wiktionary