Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A medieval Italian or Provençal lyric of varying stanzaic form, usually with a concluding envoy.
  • n. A polyphonic song evolving from this form of poetry and resembling the madrigal in style.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Italian or Provençal song or ballad.
  • n. A canzona (mediaeval Italian instrumental composition).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A song or air for one or more voices, of Provençal origin, resembling, though not strictly, the madrigal.
  • n. An instrumental piece in the madrigal style.

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin cantiō, cantiōn-, song, from cantus, past particple of canere, to sing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian (Wiktionary)

Examples

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    Reso Condemning MoveOn Passes Overwhelmingly, With Lots Of Dems

  • La canzone è stata incisa con le cantanti Santogold e Lykke Li ed il rapper Kanye West.

    No Fat Clips!!! : N.A.S.A. – Gifted

  • La canzone, scritta da Maynard James Keenan, è il secondo singolo tratto da Undertow, loro album di esordio.

    No Fat Clips!!! : Tool – Sober

  • Una fantasia in stop animation basata su Lo Guarracino, canzone sciogli lingua napoletana del 18° secolo.

    No Fat Clips!!! : MICHELANGELO FORNARO – Lo guarracino

  • The two volumes of canzone italiane 1574–81 can also for the most part be classified as madrigals; the first volume was twice reprinted, and both volumes appeared in German translation in 1595.

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  • Petrarch dominates the first volume and is well represented in the others, with a six-section canzone cycle Standomi un giorno in a ‘narrative’, vibrantly declamatory style opening the second book.

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  • The first of his own volumes of music to be published, Il primo libro delle canzone italiane 1574, was doubtless stimulated by this visit, and it was quickly followed by a number of other volumes, both sacred and secular.

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  • Of the Italian poetic forms set to music the barzelletta sonnet and canzone.

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  • His poetic tastes – a quatrain and a canzone stanza of Petrarch, an ottava by Ariosto, a Sannazaro poem and a pastoral in sestina a form he particularly liked – are typical of the period.

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  • Uskallan (Osa) si trova sul loro secondo album, intitolato Laulu Laakson Kukista (Una canzone sui fiori della valle) uscito nel 2008 per Fonal.

    No Fat Clips!!! : Paavoharju – Uskallan

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