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

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

plural con·cer·ti\-(ˌ)tē\ or con·cer·tos

Full Definition of CONCERTO

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

Origin of CONCERTO

Italian, from concerto concert
First Known Use: 1730

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue
CONCERTOS Defined for Kids


noun con·cer·to \kən-ˈcher-tō\
plural con·cer·tos

Definition of CONCERTO for Kids

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


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