concert

noun
con·​cert | \ ˈkän(t)-sərt How to pronounce concert (audio) , 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 How to pronounce concert (audio) \
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

Before the concert came to a close, Hongjoong, the group's leader, thanked Ateez's stylist and makeup artist. Devon Abelman, Allure, "How Bold Beauty Choices Set Rookie Group Ateez Apart in the K-Pop World," 17 Apr. 2019 Not only will the concerts feature Miranda (of course) but also a handful of the leading ladies in the industry, including Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, and the Pistol Annies. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "This Is What Miranda Lambert's Cryptic Instagram Post Really Means," 6 Apr. 2019 The two-hour concert included performances by more than 200 musicians and the Marine bands performed a wide range of songs, including popular hits by Take That and music from the movie The Greatest Showman. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Prince Harry Wore His Military Dress to a Festival with Marines and Twitter Loved It," 17 Mar. 2019 Chopra attended her first-ever Jonas Brothers concert (!) over the weekend in Atlanta. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra Went to Her First Jonas Brothers Concert and Documented the Whole Thing," 31 Mar. 2019 Priyanka Chopra attended her very first Jonas Brothers concert this weekend. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Just Went to Her First Ever Jonas Brothers Concert," 31 Mar. 2019 The 15-year-old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as an infant, and Luke had previously invited him to sing on stage at one of his concerts two years prior through Make-A-Wish Foundation. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'American Idol' Judge Luke Bryan Helps a Teen With Cystic Fibrosis Audition for the Show," 10 Mar. 2019 Kelly, who's famous for bringing out surprise guests, invited the woman and her husband to join her on stage at a recent concert. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "This Video of Kelly Clarkson Surprising a Fan Is So Intense, Words Don't Do It Justice," 12 Mar. 2019 Opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who on Friday sneaked into Colombia and stopped at a concert put on by British billionaire Richard Branson to raise money for aid, called on Venezuelans to continue the fight. José De Córdoba And Daniela Blandón, WSJ, "Violence Erupts in Venezuela Border Showdown," 23 Feb. 2019

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 How to pronounce concert (audio) , -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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