[ kon-cher-tee-noh; Italian kawn-cher-tee-naw ]
/ ˌkɒn tʃərˈti noʊ; Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈti nɔ /
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.
Origin of concertino
1720–30; < Italian, equivalent to concert(o) (see concerto) + -ino diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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