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 McCartney played his concert at Lambeau Field last Saturday, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy gave the former Beatle a stock certificate, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Jenna West, SI.com, "Packers Made Paul McCartney a Shareholder at His Lambeau Field Concert," 14 June 2019 Broward County’s biggest concert venue and the home of the Florida Panthers won’t be the BB&T Center for too much longer. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Say goodbye to BB&T Center — ‘Truist’ will soon be name for home of Panthers and concerts in Sunrise," 13 June 2019 Lately, many artists — and their record companies — have been trying to game the system of ranking musical hits by including free downloads of new albums with sales of concert tickets, clothing and other merchandise. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "A Billboard No. 1 Is at Stake, So Here’s an Album With Your Taylor Swift Hoodie," 9 June 2019 Some past incidents include: 2018: A Canadian man is sentenced to 40 years in prison for plotting to carry out attacks on Times Square, the New York City subway system and concert venues in 2016. Fox News, "Times Square grenade-attack plot thwarted after 'lone wolf' suspect arrested: reports," 7 June 2019 Gulf Shores had a public beach that had been proven to be a viable concert venue. al.com, "Dr. John: For Dauphin Island, he meant more than music," 7 June 2019 Ticket brokers and bots are vying for the hottest concert tickets along with fans, and driving up prices in the process. kansascity, "KC concerts June 6-12: Luis Miguel, Billie Eilish, Sublime with Rome, Snarky Puppy," 4 June 2019 Southern Star Amphitheater, a concert venue, opened in 1980 and hosted numerous top entertainers in the years before the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion opened. J.r. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "Memories of AstroWorld stronger than ever 51 years after park's opening," 3 June 2019 At an airy concert venue down the street from its corporate headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Google... David Pierce, WSJ, "Pixel 3a Review: Google’s $400 Challenge to the $1,000 Smartphone," 7 May 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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