concerto

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

Definition of concerto

plural

concerti

play \-(ˌ)tē\ or

concertos

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

Origin and Etymology of concerto

Italian, from concerto concert


First Known Use: 1730


CONCERTO Defined for English Language Learners

concerto

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

Definition of concerto for English Language Learners

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


CONCERTO Defined for Kids

concerto

play
noun con·cer·to \kən-ˈcher-tō\

Definition of concerto for Students

plural

concertos

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


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