Noun Centonism Definition and Examples


Noun:

Centonism

Pronunciation:

/ˈsɛntənɪz(ə)m/

Definition:
1.

noun

The action or practice of incorporating pre-existing elements into a literary composition or other work; an example of this.
    ((n.) The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing a cento or centos.)


    Origin:
    Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Hallam (1777–1859), historian. From classical Latin centōn-, cento cento + -ism.

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