Centonism Cen"to*nism, n. The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing a cento or centos. [1913 Webster]

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  • centonism — cen·to·nism …   English syllables

  • centonism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cento — centonical /sen ton i keuhl/, adj. centonism /sen tn iz euhm/, centonization /sen tn euh zay sheuhn/, n. /sen toh/, n., pl. centos. 1. a piece of writing, esp. a poem, composed wholly of quotations from the works of other authors. 2. anything… …   Universalium

  • cento —   n. anthology of short quotations; any patch work like composition.    ♦ centonical,   a.    ♦ centonism, n. composition of a cento …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • centonization — noun see centonism …   Useful english dictionary

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