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Webster 1913 Edition


Canto

Can′to

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Cantos
(#)
.
[It.
canto
, fr. L.
cantus
singing, song. See
Chant
.]
1.
One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.
2.
(Mus.)
The highest vocal part; the air or melody in choral music; anciently the tenor, now the soprano.
‖Canto fermo
[It.]
(Mus.)
,
the plain ecclesiastical chant in cathedral service; the plain song.

Webster 1828 Edition


Canto

CANTO

,
Noun.
A part or division of a poem, answering to what in prose is called a book. In Italian, canto is a song, and it signifies also the treble part, first treble, or highest vocal part.

Definition 2022


Canto

Canto

See also: canto, cantó, and cantò

English

Proper noun

Canto

  1. (informal) Cantonese.

canto

canto

See also: Canto, cantó, and cantò

English

Noun

canto (plural cantos)

  1. One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.

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Asturian

Verb

canto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cantar

Catalan

Verb

canto

  1. first-person singular present indicative form of cantar

Galician

Etymology

From Old Portuguese canto, from Latin cantus.

Noun

canto m (uncountable)

  1. singing

Verb

canto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cantar

Interlingua

Noun

canto (plural cantos)

  1. song

Italian

Etymology 1

From Latin cantus.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈkän̪ːt̪o/

Noun

canto m (plural canti)

  1. song
  2. singing
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Etymology 2

Ostensibly from Greek κανθός, meaning corner, specifically the corner of the eye.

Noun

canto m (plural canti)

  1. corner
  2. side
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Etymology 3

From cantare

Verb

canto

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cantare

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Latin

Etymology

From canō (I sing) + -tō (frequentative suffix).

Pronunciation

Verb

cantō (present infinitive cantāre, perfect active cantāvī, supine cantātum); first conjugation

  1. I sing (all senses).
  2. I enchant, or call forth by charms

Usage notes

The sense of cantō essentially coincides with that of canō with the additional possible sense of the practice of charms or enchantments.

Inflection

   Conjugation of canto (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cantō cantās cantat cantāmus cantātis cantant
imperfect cantābam cantābās cantābat cantābāmus cantābātis cantābant
future cantābō cantābis cantābit cantābimus cantābitis cantābunt
perfect cantāvī cantāvistī cantāvit cantāvimus cantāvistis cantāvērunt, cantāvēre
pluperfect cantāveram cantāverās cantāverat cantāverāmus cantāverātis cantāverant
future perfect cantāverō cantāveris cantāverit cantāverimus cantāveritis cantāverint
passive present cantor cantāris, cantāre cantātur cantāmur cantāminī cantantur
imperfect cantābar cantābāris, cantābāre cantābātur cantābāmur cantābāminī cantābantur
future cantābor cantāberis, cantābere cantābitur cantābimur cantābiminī cantābuntur
perfect cantātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cantātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cantātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cantem cantēs cantet cantēmus cantētis cantent
imperfect cantārem cantārēs cantāret cantārēmus cantārētis cantārent
perfect cantāverim cantāverīs cantāverit cantāverīmus cantāverītis cantāverint
pluperfect cantāvissem cantāvissēs cantāvisset cantāvissēmus cantāvissētis cantāvissent
passive present canter cantēris, cantēre cantētur cantēmur cantēminī cantentur
imperfect cantārer cantārēris, cantārēre cantārētur cantārēmur cantārēminī cantārentur
perfect cantātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cantātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cantā cantāte
future cantātō cantātō cantātōte cantantō
passive present cantāre cantāminī
future cantātor cantātor cantantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives cantāre cantāvisse cantātūrus esse cantārī cantātus esse cantātum īrī
participles cantāns cantātūrus cantātus cantandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
cantāre cantandī cantandō cantandum cantātum cantātū

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Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɐ̃.tu/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈkɐ̃.to/
  • Hyphenation: can‧to

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese canto, from Latin cantus (song; singing), perfect passive participle of canō (I sing), from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing). Cognate of English chant

Noun

canto m (plural cantos)

  1. singing (the act of using the voice to produce musical sounds)
  2. chant
  3. a bird’s song
  4. (figuratively) any pleasant sound
  5. (poetry) canto
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Verb

canto

  1. First-person singular (eu) present indicative of cantar

Etymology 2

From Latin canthus, from Ancient Greek κανθός (kanthós, corner of the eye).

Noun

canto m (plural cantos)

  1. corner (space in the angle between converging lines or surfaces)
  2. a remote location
  3. an undetermined or unknown location
  4. (sports) the corner of the goal line and touchline
  5. (architecture) type of stone used in the corners of a building
Synonyms
Derived terms
  • por todo canto
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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkan.to/

Etymology 1

From Latin cantus.

Noun

canto m (plural cantos)

  1. singing
  2. song
  3. chant
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Etymology 2

From Latin cantus, metal rim of a wheel, of Celtic origin

Noun

canto m (plural cantos)

  1. edge
  2. side
  3. (rare) thickness
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Verb

canto

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of cantar.