concert

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

Definition of concert

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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)
in concert
: together acting in concert with others

concert

verb
con·​cert | \ kən-ˈsərt \
concerted; concerting; concerts

Definition of concert (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from concert

Noun

concert adjective

Synonyms for concert

Synonyms: Noun

musicale

Synonyms: Verb

arrange, bargain, conclude, negotiate

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Examples of concert in a Sentence

Noun

The orchestra will be giving a free concert. during the summer various groups give concerts on the town green

Verb

warned that the rain forests are in danger of extinction unless the world's industrial powers concert a plan to prevent such an occurrence the governor is eager to concert with the federal authorities on this matter
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Now Taylor is apparently using facial recognition at her concerts to track down stalkers. Sara Delgado, Glamour, "Taylor Swift Reportedly Used Facial-Recognition Tech at a Concert to Track Stalkers," 14 Dec. 2018 Drake has done the same, referencing beefs at his concerts and taking shots at his rivals in songs that are seemingly written and shipped overnight. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Ariana Grande’s greatest asset isn’t her amazing voice. It’s her resilience.," 11 Nov. 2018 The country star announced the happy news during his concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City this weekend. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Chris Stapleton's Wife Morgane Is Pregnant With Their Fifth Baby," 5 Nov. 2018 Although Kailand is mostly known for his recent appearances in the fashion world, he's also performed alongside his father as a drummer in some of his concerts. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Who is Kailand Morris? Everything You Need to Know About Maddie Ziegler's New Boyfriend," 31 Oct. 2018 Their summer concerts provide an opportunity to hear early music performed on authentic period instruments. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "KC Fringe Festival brings an adventurous spirit to classical themes," 13 July 2018 His upcoming two concerts will include Brahms, Albeniz and Schubert, among others. Beth Wood, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego native Gustavo Romero returns to Athenaeum's Summer Festival for the 20th year," 12 July 2018 Even Justin Timberlake tried the cheer out during his Monday concert at London’s O2 Arena. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "World Cup Fans Continue to Do the Most With England's 'It's Coming Home' Chant," 10 July 2018 Like all of his concerts, the Scoville Park performance will be interactive. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Oak Park favorite Robert Rolfe Feddersen performs in free concert," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The UnXpected will be covering classic hits at the Brews & Bites concert series July 17. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the southwest suburbs," 9 July 2018 Like the Elton John concerts President Trump mentioned midway through his 70-minute speech, his Thursday rally in Great Falls, Mont. was a real greatest-hits affair aimed at his true fans. Karla Peterson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "President Trump's #MeToo actions are worse than his words," 6 July 2018 The Brews & Bites concert series runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the southwest suburbs in July," 29 June 2018 The event includes a 5K run and concert afterward, featuring Vinyl Theater at the Corners of Brookfield. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No charitable cause is too small for these two Pewaukee moms: 'We don't take our blessings for granted'," 8 June 2018 Members of the San Diego City Guard Band, which performed at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, will play selections ranging from Sousa marches to concert pieces at 11 a.m. on the Botanical Building lawn. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Balboa Park celebrates Founder's Day at Fiesta Botanica," 24 May 2018 And then there are the perfectly fine but unfairly neglected orchestral pieces that have suffered so many bad raps that concert producers shy away from them. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Semyon Bychkov electrifies Orchestra Hall with blazing CSO account of Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred'," 4 May 2018 The South planned everything the two leaders would do, right down to the last detail, from the initial handshake over the line that divides their countries to the goodbye light show and concert Moon hosted as Kim’s final send-off. Washington Post, "Takeaways from Koreas summit: Kim’s smiles, Moon’s reception," 28 Apr. 2018 April 26 Concert for a Cause: Reception at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "April showers us with fresh produce, jazz and laughs | Idaho Statesman," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of concert

Noun

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1652, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for concert

Noun

French, from Italian concerto, from concertare

Verb

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

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concert

noun

English Language Learners Definition of concert

: a public performance of music

concert

noun
con·​cert | \ ˈkän-sərt , -ˌsərt\

Kids Definition of concert

: a musical performance by several voices or instruments or by both
in concert
: together sense 5 The staff members are working in concert to finish the job.

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