Concerto (noun)

A musical composition for a solo instrument or instruments and orchestra, typically in three movements.


From italian concerto ("a concert"), from concertare ("to concert, agree"), from latin concertare ("to strive together"), from con- ("together") + certare ("to fight").


  1. She was a talented pianist and had been practicing for months to perform Beethoven's piano concerto.
  2. The concert featured a performance of a new concerto for cello and orchestra.
  3. His latest concerto was inspired by the sounds of the ocean and its many creatures.
  4. The young violinist received a standing ovation for her interpretation of the Brahms violin concerto.
  5. The conductor led the orchestra through a beautiful performance of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto.
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