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


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

Other Words from concert


concert adjective

Synonyms for concert

Synonyms: Noun

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 More than 30 acts performed on the concert’s main stage at the base of a hill on land owned by farmer Max Yasgur, and concertgoers heard historic performances from artists including Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, the Who and Jefferson Airplane. Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2022 Mila also participated in the Christmas carol concert that Kate hosted at Westminster Abbey last month. Stephanie Petit,, 11 Jan. 2022 The concert had a guest conductor, Jeri Lynn Johnson. Christopher Arnott,, 11 Jan. 2022 The 50-voice choir, masked and spaced six feet from each other, will split into two groups for this concert. oregonlive, 10 Jan. 2022 Temperatures were in the low 30s when the crowd gathered for the concert. Brandon Drenon, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Jan. 2022 Bon Jovi played the final concert at the Bradley Center before the Milwaukee Bucks' arena was torn down in 2018. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2022 Tickets for the Houston concert go on sale Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. local time, while all others will be available beginning Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 7 Jan. 2022 The concert will be available at starting Monday, Jan. 17 through Monday, Feb. 28. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 6 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Speaking of him: Three trumpeters at a New York Philharmonic concert the other afternoon played Bugler’s Holiday. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 22 Dec. 2021 Mandolin, a digital fan engagement site and concert live-streamer born out of the pandemic in June 2020, recently rolled out a new dashboard to give artists and managers an in-depth view of data around their events and audience. Anne Steele, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 Chuck D defends Travis Scott and blasts Live Nation in an open letter the Public Enemy rapper penned to concert promoters in the aftermath of the Astroworld tragedy. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 19 Nov. 2021 What keeps this production from truly taking flight are the few times that concert feeling overpowers the story being told. Jerald Pierce,, 16 Nov. 2021 Who concert disaster in Cincinnati, Ohio, changed his life. Holly Yan, CNN, 11 Nov. 2021 But there are three main starters Portland musts concert itself with. oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2021 Wertheimer, 73, has been promoting crowd safety since 11 people were killed in a crush of thousands trying to enter Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati for a December 1979 Who concert. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 6 Nov. 2021 From art to concert tickets, this independent verification opens up the potential for new markets and platform disintermediation. Alison Mccauley, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of concert


1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1652, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for concert


French, from Italian concerto, from concertare


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

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15 Jan 2022

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“Concert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of concert

: a public performance of music


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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