noun (plural centos)rare
A literary work made up of quotations from other works.
- This passage is another characteristic cento of references to different Dante texts, although this has not been noted.
- Centos are a great way to encourage older children to read poetry.
- This glosa is based on R S Gwynn's Approaching A Significant Birthday He Peruses The Norton Anthology Of Poetry which is itself a cento.
Early 17th century: Latin, 'patchwork garment', the original sense in English.
Words that rhyme with centocinquecento, divertimento, lento, memento, pimiento, portamento, Risorgimento, Sacramento, Sorrento, Trento
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