American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The 16th century, especially in Italian art and literature.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sixteenth century, with reference to Italy, and especially with reference to the fine arts of that period.
- Executed or designed in the sixteenth century: applied specifically to the decorative art and architecture characteristic of the attempt at purification of style and reversion to classical forms which attained full development in Italy at the beginning of the sixteenth century; also often loosely applied to ornament of the sixteenth century in general, properly included in the term renaissance.
- Living in the sixteenth century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- The sixteenth century, when applied to Italian art or literature.
- Italian, from (mil) cinquecento, (one thousand) five hundred : cinque, five (from Latin quīnque; see penkwe in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He went from the portrait of a "cinquecento" cardinal to”
“This car doesn't just have a narrative—the retro-modern version of the Italian classic cinquecento ; the U.S. return of the Fiat brand after more than two decades; Chrysler's postbankruptcy status as fiefdom of Fiat.”
“Tiny cars, microcars, a cinquecento and an EV future”
“For more on the "play" of memory and its influence on cinquecento compositional invention, see chapter 3 of Bolzoni's Gallery of Memory, "Memory Games.”
“The influence of these open-ended images and other recondite forms of cerebral play on courts such as Urbino's has been discussed by Luciano Cheles, among others (Studiolo of Urbino, 82 – 87), and continues into the cinquecento.”
“The diminutive 500 or, cinquecento, as it's called in Italy, is an updated throwback to the car that put that country on wheels after the Second World War.”
“In chapter 3 of The Gallery of Memory, Lina Bolzoni details how these games became increasingly complex and commonplace during the cinquecento. back”
“Machiavelli's suggestion, for example, that a prince "not deviate from what is good, if possible, but be able to do evil if constrained," must be appreciated in context. 140 Although political and military leaders were exhorted to virtues of constancy and temperance, the late quattrocento (and early cinquecento) was not a juste milieu, as Machiavelli illustrates:”
“Fiat The Fiat 500 -- cinquecento in Italian -- has been a big hit in Europe since it entered the market in July 2007.”
“Paintings from the National Gallery's collections, including a "Judith With the Head of Holofernes," attributed to Mantegna, and a portrait of a Venetian gentleman on which Giorgione and the young Titian both worked, at once suggest the currency of Tullio's distinctive approach in the early cinquecento and how that approach was formed.”
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