concertante

noun
con·cer·tante | \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtän-tē, -shər-, -ˌtā;¦kän(t)-sər-¦tänt\
variants: or less commonly concertato \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtä-(ˌ)tō, -shər- \
plural -s

Definition of concertante 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a 17th or 18th century musical composition for orchestra with parts for solo instruments or for several solo instruments without orchestra — compare concerto grosso

concertante

adjective
con·cer·tante | \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtän-tē, -shər-, -ˌtā;¦kän(t)-sər-¦tänt\
variants: or less commonly concertato \ˌkän(t)-sər-ˈtä-(ˌ)tō, -shər- \

Definition of concertante (Entry 2 of 2)

: displaying or affording opportunity to display brilliancy in a solo part in an instrumental composition a concertante passage for violin

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History and Etymology for concertante

Noun

concertante from Italian, noun & adjective, from present participle of concertare to form or perform a concert, from concerto concert; concertato from Italian, noun & adjective, from past participle of concertare

Adjective

Italian

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