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concertino

[ kon-cher-tee-noh; Italian kawn-cher-tee-naw ]
/ ˌkɒn tʃərˈti noʊ; Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈti nɔ /
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noun, plural con·cer·ti·ni [kon-cher-tee-nee Italian kawn-cher-tee-nee]. /ˌkɒn tʃərˈti ni Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈti ni/. Music.
a short concerto.
the group of solo instruments in a concerto grosso.
a section in a concerto grosso played by these instruments.
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Origin of concertino

1720–30; <Italian, equivalent to concert(o) (see concerto) + -ino diminutive suffix
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How to use concertino in a sentence

  • The Germans introduced wood-wind into the concertino, combining thus a violin, an oboe, a bassoon.

    Handel|Romain Rolland
  • The Concertino consists of a trio for two violins and bass soli, with Cembalo Obbligato.

    Handel|Romain Rolland

British Dictionary definitions for concertino

concertino
/ (ˌkɒntʃəˈtiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -ni (-nɪ)
the small group of soloists in a concerto grossoCompare ripieno
a short concerto

Word Origin for concertino

C19: from Italian: a little concerto
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