concerto grosso

[ kuhn-cher-toh groh-soh; Italian kawn-cher-taw graws-saw ]
/ k蓹n藞t蕛蓻r to蕣 藞gro蕣 so蕣; Italian k蓴n藞t蕛蓻r t蓴 藞gr蓴s s蓴 /
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noun, plural con路cer路ti gros路si [kuhn-cher-tee groh-see; Italian kawn-cher-tee graws-see], /k蓹n藞t蕛蓻r ti 藞gro蕣 si; Italian k蓴n藞t蕛蓻r ti 藞gr蓴s si/, con路cer路to gros路sos.
a musical form, common in the Baroque period, in which contrasting sections are played by full orchestra and by a small group of soloists.
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Origin of concerto grosso

1715鈥25; <Italian: literally, big concert; see gross
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British Dictionary definitions for concerto grosso

concerto grosso
/ (藞伞r蓲s蓹蕣) /

noun plural concerti grossi (藞伞r蓲s瑟) or concerto grossos
a composition for an orchestra and a group of soloists, chiefly of the baroque period

Word Origin for concerto grosso

Italian, literally: big concerto
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