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cento

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛntəʊ
 
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Definition of cento in English:

noun (plural centos)

rare
A literary work made up of quotations from other authors.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: Latin, 'patchwork garment', the original sense in English.

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