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

Yet conventional classical concert halls are far too small to accommodate the thousands of enthusiasts of Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts July 5-11: Warped Tour, Joan Jett, Paramore, Xscape, STS9, Neko Case," 3 July 2018 Being with family' Libraries also are aiming to be places where people who couldn't afford to go to concert halls and museums can hear and see art. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "She was homeless until a Detroit library stepped in to help," 29 June 2018 Svitolina needs to transfer her success at the concert halls to the arena shows. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: Is Current Form or Past Slam Performance a Better Indicator of Success in Majors?," 27 June 2018 One of the last images to appear was seen on Monday; a somber figure pasted to a door behind the Bataclan concert hall where terrorists killed 89 people in November 2015. Linda Hervieux /, NBC News, "New Banksy street art appears across Paris, taking aim at refugee crisis," 27 June 2018 The Milwaukee Symphony has reached a four-year agreement with its musicians that will increase their pay and number of annual work weeks after the orchestra moves into its new concert hall. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New contract increases Milwaukee Symphony musicians' pay after move to new concert hall," 25 June 2018 Fontaine gets emotional when discussing the November 2015 extremist attacks that targeted a concert hall and a soccer stadium as well as cafes, leaving 130 people dead. Time, "Paris Bistros and Terraces Seek UN Protected Status," 11 June 2018 Throughout the concert the young man was playing to please the one who trained him. Loren A. Yadon, idahostatesman, "Leaving the ‘stage of life’ to the applause of heaven," 12 July 2018 The benefit concert will take place from a stage on College Avenue with the Maryland State House in the background. Washington Post, "Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain," 11 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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