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The 17th century with reference to Italian literature and art.
[Italian, from (mille) seicento, (one thousand) six hundred : sei, six (from Latin sex; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the 17th century with reference to Italian art and literature
[Italian, shortened from mille seicento one thousand six hundred]
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n. (often cap.)
the 17th century, with reference to the Italian art or literature of that period.
[1900–05; < Italian, short for mille seicento literally, a thousand six hundred]
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