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concerto

play
noun con·cer·to \kən-ˈcher-(ˌ)tō also -ˈchər-\

Simple Definition of concerto

  • : a piece of music for one or more main instruments with an orchestra

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of concerto

plural concertiplay \-(ˌ)tē\ or concertos

  1. :  a piece for one or more soloists and orchestra with three contrasting movements

Origin of concerto

Italian, from concerto concert


First Known Use: 1730


CONCERTO Defined for Kids

concerto

play
noun con·cer·to \kən-ˈcher-tō\

Definition of concerto for Students

plural concertos

  1. :  a musical composition usually in three parts for orchestra with one or more principal instruments





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