from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The literary style of Italian writers of the seventeenth century: a period of decadence in Italian literature. See secentisti.
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In Italy there had been long recog - nized the phenomenon of Marinism and secentismo, but baroque seemed a preferable substitute, as not being associated with a single poet and as not a mere century label.
D'ANCONA, Del secentismo nella poesia cortegiana del sec. X V in