Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short lighthearted air or song.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little or short song, shorter and less elaborate than the aria of oratorio or opera.
  • noun In music, a short concerted air; a madrigal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mus.) A short song, in one or more parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short song, now especially one which is light and breezy.

Etymologies

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

[From Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone; see canzone.]

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From Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone.

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