Definition of concerto in English:

concerto

Line breaks: con|certo
Pronunciation: /kənˈtʃəːtəʊ
 
, -ˈtʃɛːtəʊ/

noun (plural concertos or concerti /-ti/)

A musical composition for a solo instrument or instruments accompanied by an orchestra, especially one conceived on a relatively large scale.
More example sentences
  • I had been rather unimpressed by this composer's piano concertos but his solo piano music is clearly a different matter.
  • Recent credits include premier performances of commissioned concerti for symphony orchestra and Taylor's ensemble Latin Fiesta.
  • He composed three symphonies, a piano concerto, and chamber music.

Origin

early 18th century: Italian, from concertare 'harmonize'.

Definition of concerto in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day neoteny
Pronunciation: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal