From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quattrocento \Quat`tro*cen"to\, n. & a. [It., four hundred, used
   as an abbreviated expression for the dates beginning with
   fourteen hundred.]
   The fifteenth century, when applied to Italian art or
   literature; as, the sculpture of the quattrocento;
   quattrocento style. -- Quat`tro*cen"tist, n.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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