Definitions

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

  • n. The 14th century, especially with reference to Italian art and literature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fourteenth century AD; particularly, the style of Italian art associated with the 1300s

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The fourteenth century, when applied to Italian art, literature, etc. It marks the period of Dante, Petrarch, and boccaccio in literature, and of Giotto in painting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fourteenth century in Italian art and literature: used with reference to the distinguishing styles or characteristics of the productions or Italian artists or writers of that period.

Etymologies

Italian, from (mil) trecento, (one thousand) three hundred : tre, three (from Latin trēs; see trei- in Indo-European roots) + cento, hundred (from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian trecento (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It may be necessary, therefore, to explain to those who are unacquainted with the Italian mode of speaking in this respect that the Italians always speak of what we should call the fourteenth century as the "trecento," what we should call the fifteenth, as the

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • At the same time the papacy, which with Innocent III (died 1216) had entered the "trecento" as arbiter of rulers, peoples, and nations and the acknowledged conscience of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Both of them used rosy tints in the flesh, with greenish and yellowish shadows, both recall the older artists of the "trecento" in the perspective, which is often incorrect, and out of proportion.

    Fra Angelico

  • "trecento", among whom we should opine that the influence of Orcagna in his frescoes in the Strozzi Chapel of S.M. Novella, was greater even than that of Giotto.

    Fra Angelico

  • He began his career as a painter, studying at the Central School of Art and Design in London, but gradually drifted toward art history, earning a master's degree from the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art in 1971 (his master's thesis was on the Italian trecento painter Duccio).

    A Different Way of Seeing

  • Apart from the apparently Tuscan copyist, also the 6-line system, typical for Italian trecento repertoire, which is used throughout the manuscript points at an origin in Italy, even maybe in Florence.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • [28] Hervas, _Saggio Pratico delle lingue, Con prolegomeni, e una raccolta di orazioni Dominicali in più di trecento lingue,

    Doctrina Christiana The first book printed in the Philippines, Manila, 1593.

  • For other definitions of Love as understood by the Italian poets of the trecento, see Guido Cavalcanti's most famous and most obscure Canzone,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • He has put into his paintings every phase of life, and it is all so genuine and accurate, so true to reality that in his work, after five centuries, the Italian trecento still lives for us, despite the deplorable state of the frescoes, the defects of his perspective, and the childlike archaism of certain technical formulæ.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • ; VOLPE, Il trecento in Storia letteraria d'Italia

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

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