concetto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian, from Latin conceptus. See conceit.

Noun[edit]

concetto (plural concetti)

  1. affected wit; a conceit
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chesterfield to this entry?)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin conceptus (received, caught; derived from; contained, held; adopted; conceived).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

concetto m (plural concetti)

  1. concept
  2. opinion
  3. idea
  4. (theater) In Italian comedy (Commedia dell'Arte), stock punch line learned by the performers for use in this improvisational form of theater.
  5. conceit a work full of orotund phrases and pompous concetti, affected wit

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