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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cinquecento \Cin`que*cen"to\, n. & a. [It., five hundred, abbrev. for fifteen hundred. The Cinquecento style was so called because it arose after the year 1500.] The sixteenth century, when applied to Italian art or literature; as, the sculpture of the Cinquecento; Cinquecento style. [1913 Webster]