concetto

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian, from Latin conceptus. See conceit.

NounEdit

concetto (plural concetti)

  1. affected wit; a conceit
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chesterfield to this entry?)

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin conceptus (received, caught; derived from; contained, held; adopted; conceived).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

concetto m (plural concetti)

  1. concept
  2. opinion
  3. idea
  4. (theater) In Italian comedy (Commedia dell'Arte), stock punch line learned by the performers for use in this improvisational form of theater.
  5. conceit a work full of orotund phrases and pompous concetti, affected wit

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 15:19