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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-\

Definition of concertante

plural -s
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
2 :concertino 1

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Origin and Etymology of concertante

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


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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

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

Origin and Etymology of concertante

Italian


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