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The 15th-century period of Italian art and literature.
[Italian, short for (mil) quattrocento, one thousand four hundred : quattro, four (from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).]
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quattrocento(ˌkwætrəʊˈtʃɛntəʊ; Italian kwattroˈtʃɛnto)
(Historical Terms) the 15th century, esp in reference to Renaissance Italian art and literature
[Italian, shortened from milquattrocento 1400]
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quat•tro•cen•to(ˌkwɑ troʊˈtʃɛn toʊ, -trə-)
n. (often cap.)
the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time.
[1870–75; < Italian, short for mil quattro cento 1400, occurring in the names of all the years from 1400 to 1499]
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