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Cinquecento

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & a Cinquecento The sixteenth century, when applied to Italian art or literature; as, the sculpture of the Cinquecento; Cinquecento style.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cinquecento The sixteenth century, with reference to Italy, and especially with reference to the fine arts of that period.
    • cinquecento Executed or designed in the sixteenth century: applied specifically to the decorative art and architecture characteristic of the attempt at purification of style and reversion to classical forms which attained full development in Italy at the beginning of the sixteenth century; also often loosely applied to ornament of the sixteenth century in general, properly included in the term renaissance.
    • cinquecento Living in the sixteenth century.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., five hundred, abbrev. for fifteen hundred. The Cinquecento, style was so called because it arose after the year 1500

Usage

In literature:

That was the way of the Cinquecento, which appears to have held few things of less account than human life.
"The Life of Cesare Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini
But I am not going to have her heart broken by any cinquecento wolf in Poole's clothing.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
Her early manner was that of the later Cinquecento, but she afterward adopted a rather bombastic and theatrical style.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
The most perfect specimens of cinquecento Arabesque are certainly found in sculpture.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The same was true during the Renaissance, and it has been equally true during the period that has elapsed since the cinquecento.
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
The cinquecento ornaments and roof are picked out in white and gold.
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
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In news:

It's more fun (and fitting) to call it a Cinquecento.
Exploring Abruzzo by Cinquecento Jordan Clary.
Winding through the hillsides of Abruzzo, Italy, in a vintage Fiat 500, otherwise known as the Cinquecento, feels very old worldly.
It's more fun (and fitting) to call it a Cinquecento .
Winding through the hillsides of Abruzzo, Italy, in a vintage Fiat 500, otherwise known as the Cinquecento, feels very old worldly.
Il bronzetto a Padova nel Quattrocento e nel Cinquecento Catalog of the exhibition edited by Davide Banzato and Gian Franco Martinoni an exhibition at Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, April 8–July 15, 2001.
It's been 50 years since the launch of the Fiat Cinquecento, the car that coaxed a generation of Italians off their scooters and Fiat 's new baby was recently baptized during an extravagant launch and birthday party for modern Italy.
It's been 50 years since the launch of the Fiat Cinquecento, the car that coaxed a generation of Italians off their scooters and Fiat's new baby was recently baptized during an extravagant launch and birthday party for modern Italy.
Food Coma Boston's South End is in the midst of a renaissance as a dining destination: recent hits like Kitchen, Yakitori Zai, and Vejigantes are soon to be joined by newcomers Cinquecento, Boston Chops, Five Horses Tavern, and Estelle's.
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