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concerto grosso

noun concerto gros·so \-ˈgrō-(ˌ)sō, -ˈgr-\
plural concerti gros·si \-(ˌ)sē\

Definition of CONCERTO GROSSO

:  a baroque orchestral composition featuring a small group of solo instruments contrasting with the full orchestra

Origin of CONCERTO GROSSO

Italian, literally, big concerto
First Known Use: 1724

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