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n. pl. can·tos
One of the principal divisions of a long poem.
[Italian, from Latin cantus, song; see canticle.]
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n, pl -tos
1. (Classical Music) music another word for cantus2
2. (Poetry) a main division of a long poem
[C16: from Italian: song, from Latin cantus, from canere to sing]
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n., pl. -tos.
one of the main or larger divisions of a long poem.
[1580–90; < Italian < Latin cantus singing, song]
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one of the main (larger) divisions in a long poem.See also: Verse
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|Noun||1.||canto - the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music|
voice part - a part written for a singer
|2.||canto - a major division of a long poem|
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canto[ˈkæntəʊ] N → canto m
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