canzonet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone.

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Noun[edit]

canzonet (plural canzonets)

  1. A short song, now especially one which is light and breezy.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol.1, p.213:
      Besides what I have said of one of their warlike songs, I have another amorous canzonet, which beginneth in this sence [].