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Meaning of canzone

can•zo•ne

Pronunciation: (kan-zō'nēIt.kän-tsô'ne). [key]
— pl. -nes, -ni
  1. a variety of lyric poetry in the Italian style, of Provençal origin, that closely resembles the madrigal.
  2. a poem in which each word that appears at the end of a line of the first stanza appears again at the end of one of the lines in each of the following stanzas.
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