Pronunciation: (kan-zō'nē; It.kän-tsô'ne). [key]
—pl. -nes, -niPronunciation: (-nē), [key]
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. Also,canzona.
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