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[kwah-troh-chen-toh; Italian kwaht-traw-chen-taw] /ˌkwɑ troʊˈtʃɛn toʊ; Italian ˌkwɑt trɔˈtʃɛn tɔ/

noun, (often initial capital letter)
the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time.
/ˌkwætrəʊˈtʃɛntəʊ; Italian kwattroˈtʃɛnto/
the 15th century, esp in reference to Renaissance Italian art and literature

“the fifteenth century as a period in art and architecture,” 1847, from Italian quattrocento, literally “four hundred,” short for mille quattrocento “one thousand four hundred,” in reference to a period beginning in “1400;” see four + hundred.


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