Canto(i) (It., Sp.: ‘song’)
- Owen Rees
A term denoting, variously, Singing, the art of singing, the soprano part or partbook of a polyphonic composition, a melody, a Song, or the treble string of a bowed or plucked instrument (usually in its diminutive form as ‘cantino’). It is also applied to specific genres such as carnival songs (...