concert

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

Definition of concert

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

concert adjective

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Synonyms: Verb

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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 The event is part of the government's Events Research Program, which has recently seen crowds return to soccer matches, an outdoor concert and a nightclub. Mike Fuller, USA TODAY, "Brit Awards 2021: Taylor Swift accepts global icon award, follows Elton John and Bowie's footsteps," 12 May 2021 The event is part of the government's Events Research Program, which has recently seen crowds return to soccer matches, an outdoor concert and a nightclub. Mike Fuller, Star Tribune, "Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise," 11 May 2021 This concert was actually one of the highlights of the year. BostonGlobe.com, "For mother-daughter violinists, Boston Pops concert is a pandemic high note," 6 May 2021 The Nash is also hosting an International Jazz Day concert outdoors at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society with the Max Beckman Quartet as part of a pandemic-era series titled Nash Under the Stars. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "'It's really a model for living': Why jazz is as relevant as ever on International Jazz Day," 29 Apr. 2021 An outdoor concert will feature Norma Valles, a mariachi band and ballet folklorico. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth events mark Cinco de Mayo with celebrations of Mexican culture," 28 Apr. 2021 For this concert, the great outdoors has become the rehearsal room led by artistic director John Sinclair. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Spirituals, other American music bring Bach choir back," 26 Apr. 2021 Standing shoulder to shoulder with strangers during an outdoor concert or a protest could increase risk, particularly for the unvaccinated. New York Times, "Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?," 22 Apr. 2021 National Geographic hosted an Earth Day Eve virtual concert on Wednesday night, featuring at-home performances by Willie Nelson, Maggie Rogers, Yo-Yo Ma, Ziggy Marley, and many more. Claire Shaffer, Rolling Stone, "Rostam, My Morning Jacket Perform at Earth Day Virtual Concert," 22 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb If currently-low hospitalization trends continue and vaccine supply continues to grow more robust, then most locations, from bars to concert venues, will be able to open at 100 percent capacity on June 15. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "State: COVID-19 tier system will end June 15," 6 Apr. 2021 From baseball parks to concert venues, patrons could be expected to show proof they have been vaccinated as the nation fights its way out of the pandemic. Emily Brindley, courant.com, "COVID-19 ‘vaccine passports’ may eventually be needed to get into stadiums, concerts and other venues. The concept hasn’t come to Connecticut, but here’s how it could play out," 1 Apr. 2021 Music director Fabio Luisi will conduct 11 programs, including a gala with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and concert performances of Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugene Onegin. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Dallas Symphony announces full-orchestra 2021-22 season, innovative programs," 1 Apr. 2021 At the same time, everything from professional sports operators to concert promotors to fireworks companies are eyeing some sort of summer opening. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Did Comic-Con make the right call canceling their summer event early?," 19 Mar. 2021 ParkHub’s technology is used at nearly 680 parking locations nationwide, including everything from sports arenas to concert venues. Jenny Rudolph, Dallas News, "The next frontier for Dallas parking technology innovator ParkHub is literally the campground," 18 Mar. 2021 Besides the direct payments and jobless-benefit extension, the measure has hundreds of billions for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, schools, state and local governments and ailing industries from airlines to concert halls. Alan Fram, ajc, "Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems," 11 Mar. 2021 Besides the direct payments and jobless-benefit extension, the measure has hundreds of billions for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, schools, state and local governments and ailing industries from airlines to concert halls. Alan Fram, Anchorage Daily News, "Congress passes $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that includes $1,400 stimulus checks for most Americans," 11 Mar. 2021 Besides the direct payments and jobless-benefit extension, the measure has hundreds of billions for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, schools, state and local governments and ailing industries from airlines to concert halls. Alan Fram, Star Tribune, "Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems," 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of concert

Noun

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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The first known use of concert was in 1571

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15 May 2021

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“Concert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concert. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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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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