concertante

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

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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Concertante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concertante. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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