Cento definition

sĕntō
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A literary work pieced together from the works of several authors.
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A literary or musical work made up of passages from other works.
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Anything made up of badly matched parts.
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A hotchpotch, a mixture; especially a piece made up of quotations from other authors.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cento
Plural:
centones, centos

Origin of cento

  • Latin centō patchwork

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

  • From Latin cento ‘patchwork garment’.

    From Wiktionary