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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“Concertante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concertante. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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