- the 16th century, esp in reference to Italian art, architecture, or literature
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cin•que•cen•to (ching′kwi chen′tō),USA pronunciation n. (often cap.)
- Foreign Termsthe 16th century, with reference to Italy, esp. to the Italian art or literature of that period.
- Italian, short for mil cinque cento 1500, used for period a.died 1500–99
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cinquecento /ˌtʃɪŋkwɪˈtʃɛntəʊ/ n
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