Definition of canto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæntəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæntoʊ//
(pl. cantos) Poetry
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one of the sections of a long poem See related entries: Poetry Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Italian, literally ‘song’, from Latin cantus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: canto

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