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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cinquecento \Cin`que*cen"to\, n. & a. [It., five hundred, abbrev. for fifteen hundred. The Cinquecento style was so called because it arose after the year 1500.] The sixteenth century, when applied to Italian art or literature; as, the sculpture of the Cinquecento; Cinquecento style.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"sixteenth century" (in Italian art and literature), from Italian cinquecento, short for mil cinquecento "one thousand five hundred." See cinque + cent.


Cinquecento (, 'five hundred'; short for millecinquecento '1500') was the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century, including the current styles of art, music, literature, and architecture.

Cinquecento (early music group)

Cinquecento is a Vienna based vocal ensemble formed in 2004 comprising six singers from Austria, Belgium, England, Germany and Switzerland.

Cinquecento (disambiguation)

Cinquecento is the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century.

Cinquecento may also refer to:

  • Cinquecento (early music group)
  • Fiat Cinquecento

Usage examples of "cinquecento".

In the morning, “Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael: Masterworks in the Louvre‘, and in the afternoon, ”Giorgione’s Concert Champetre and Titian’s Laura Dianti: The Cinquecento in Venice’, all to be accompanied by slides illuminating points of brushwork and technique.