concert

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noun

con·​cert ˈkän(t)-sərt How to pronounce concert (audio)
ˈkän-ˌsərt
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: 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
concert adjective

concert

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verb

con·​cert kən-ˈsərt How to pronounce concert (audio)
concerted; concerting; concerts

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
Phrases
in concert
: together
acting in concert with others

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
During the season two finale of his New Heights podcast, Kelce revealed details about the surprise moment during Swift’s London concert. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 July 2024 Brian McKnight had the cutest duet partner on stage with him at a recent concert. Emma Aerin Becker, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024
Verb
Outdoor concerts more your scene?Here are all the acts coming to Ruoff Music Center this summer mxmtoon 8 p.m. July 2. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 6 June 2024 Overall, the effect of these moves is unmistakable: despite U.S. threats in 2021 and concerted U.S. efforts to maintain an international consensus on nonrecognition, the Taliban are not being treated as a pariah regime. Asfandyar Mir, Foreign Affairs, 14 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for concert 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1652, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of concert was in 1571

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Cite this Entry

“Concert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concert. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

concert

1 of 2 noun
con·​cert ˈkän(t)-sərt How to pronounce concert (audio)
ˈkän-ˌsərt
1
: agreement in design or plan
2
: a musical performance usually by several voices or instruments or both

concert

2 of 2 verb
con·​cert kən-ˈsərt How to pronounce concert (audio)
: to plan or arrange together : settle by agreement
concerted their differences

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