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concert

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noun con·cert \ˈkän(t)-sərt, ˈkän-ˌsərt\

Simple Definition of concert

  • : a public performance of music

Full Definition of concert

  1. 1 :  agreement in design or plan :  union formed by mutual communication of opinion and views

  2. 2 obsolete :  musical harmony :  concord

  3. 3 :  a public performance (as of music or dancing)

concert adjective
in concert
  1. :  together <acting in concert with others>

Examples of concert

  1. The orchestra will be giving a free concert.

  2. <during the summer various groups give concerts on the town green>



Origin of concert

French, from Italian concerto, from concertare


First Known Use: 1571


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concert

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verb con·cert \kən-ˈsərt\

Definition of concert

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a plan for <concert measures for aiding the poor>

  3. 2 :  to settle or adjust by conferring and reaching an agreement <concerted their differences>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to act in harmony or conjunction



Examples of concert

  1. <warned that the rain forests are in danger of extinction unless the world's industrial powers concert a plan to prevent such an occurrence>

  2. <the governor is eager to concert with the federal authorities on this matter>



Origin of concert

Middle French concerter, from Old Italian concertare, perhaps from com- + certo certain, decided, from Latin certus — more at certain


First Known Use: 1652




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