cinquecentist [ching-kwi-chen-tist] WORD ORIGIN noun an Italian writer or artist of the 16th century.

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  • Origin of cinquecentist 1870–75; Italian cinquecentista, equivalent to cinquecent(o) (see cinquecento) + -ista -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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