Definitions

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

  • n. A short lighthearted air or song.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A short song, in one or more parts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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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