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trecento

Syllabification: tre·cen·to
Pronunciation: /trāˈCHen(t)ō
 
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Definition of trecento in English:

noun

(the trecento)
The 14th century as a period of Italian art, architecture, or literature.
Example sentences
  • During the trecento and quattrocento, the spirit of competition between S. Maria del Fiore and S. Giovanni guided their respective acquisitions of relics and commissions for reliquaries in which to house them.
  • Debating groups like this are a common feature in Italian trecento and quattrocento narratives and usually serve to comment on scenes in the margin of which they appear, thus inviting the beholder to engage with what is represented.
  • Ambrogio Lorenzetti was arguably the most original and exploratory painter of the trecento: ‘learned’, as Ghiberti called him.

Origin

Italian, literally '300', shortened from milletrecento '1300', used with reference to the years 1300–99.

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