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The 16th century, especially in Italian art and literature.

[Italian, from (mil) cinquecento, (one thousand) five hundred : cinque, five (from Latin quīnque; see penkwe in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).]


(Art Terms) the 16th century, esp in reference to Italian art, architecture, or literature
[C18: Italian, shortened from milcinquecento 1500]
ˌcinqueˈcentist n


(ˌtʃɪŋ kwɪˈtʃɛn toʊ)

n. (often cap.)
the 16th century, with reference to Italy, esp. to the Italian art or literature of that period.
[1750–60; < Italian, short for mil cinque cento 1500, used for period A.Dutch. 1500–99]
cin`que•cen′tism, n.
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