concetto

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See also: concettò

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian concetto, 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).

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Noun[edit]

concetto m (plural concetti)

  1. concept
  2. opinion
    Synonyms: opinione
  3. idea
  4. (theater, rhetoric) In Italian comedy (commedia dell'arte), stock punch line learned by the performers for use in this improvisational form of theater.
    Synonyms: vivezza, acutezza
  5. conceit (work full of orotund phrases and pompous concetti, affected wit)

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Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

concetto m (plural conciette)

  1. concept