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.
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- noun A short
song, now especially one which is light and breezy.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Longavile, the "canzonet" of Biron, and the far lovelier love-song of
I sometimes saw her, the adorable girl who sat quietly sewing at my table, wrapped in her meditations; the faint light from my window fell upon her and was reflected back in silvery rays from her thick black hair; sometimes I heard her young laughter, or the rich tones of her voice singing some canzonet that she composed without effort.
Percy sings a Spanish seguidilla, or a German lied, or a French romance, or a Neapolitan canzonet, which, I am bound to say, excites very little attention.
You find not the apostraphas, and so miss the accent: let me supervise the canzonet.
But the didactic ballad and the canzonet were then extensively practised, and, with the fugitive poetry of Peele, Marlowe,
You find not the apostrophas, and so miss the accent: let me supervise the canzonet.
He swung away, singing a canzonet, and quickly vanished, while
Indeed, it was a common thing then, in places where friend met friend, for one that had a voice to read somewhat aloud for the delectation of the others, whether a pleasant tale in prose or a poetic canzonet.
The _sestina_, a very elaborate canzonet, was invented in Provence and borrowed by the Italians.
He got to know fairly well Mendelssohn's canzonet quartet and