concert


1con·cert

noun \ˈkän(t)-sərt, ˈkän-ˌsərt\

: a public performance of music

Full Definition of CONCERT

1
:  agreement in design or plan :  union formed by mutual communication of opinion and views
2
obsolete :  musical harmony :  concord
3
:  a public performance (as of music or dancing)
concert adjective
in concert
:  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

Related to CONCERT

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2con·cert

verb \kən-ˈsərt\

Definition of CONCERT

transitive verb
1
:  to make a plan for <concert measures for aiding the poor>
2
:  to settle or adjust by conferring and reaching an agreement <concerted their differences>
intransitive verb
:  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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