from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A composition for a small group of instrumental soloists and an orchestra.
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- n. 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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- n. a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
Italian : concerto, concerto + grosso, large.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)