UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌtʃɪŋkwɪˈtʃɛntəʊ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ching′kwi chentō)

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cin•que•cen•to  (ching′kwi chentō),USA pronunciation n. (often cap.)
  1. Foreign Termsthe 16th century, with reference to Italy, esp. to the Italian art or literature of that period.
cin′que•centism, n. 
  • Italian, short for mil cinque cento 1500, used for period a.died 1500–99
  • 1750–60

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cinquecento /ˌtʃɪŋkwɪˈtʃɛntəʊ/ n
  1. the 16th century, esp in reference to Italian art, architecture, or literature
Etymology: 18th Century: Italian, shortened from milcinquecento 1500
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