Part of speech: noun

A division of a poem.

Part of speech: noun

The part to which the melody is assigned; the air; formerly, the tenor; in modern use, the soprano.

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Usage examples "canto":

  1. Take a canto at a time, and read it through. - "Dante: His Times and His Work", Arthur John Butler.
  2. He would have pleased the most exacting of modern critics, for he was the true bel canto. - "Memoirs of an American Prima Donna", Clara Louise Kellogg.
  3. His third canto in Rimini is equal to anything in any language of that sweet sort. - "Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats", Barnette Miller.