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concert

play
noun con·cert \ ˈkän(t)-sərt , ˈkän-ˌsərt \

Definition of concert

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)

concert

adjective
in concert
:together
  • acting in concert with others

Examples of concert in a Sentence

  1. The orchestra will be giving a free concert.

  2. during the summer various groups give concerts on the town green

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Origin and Etymology of concert

French, from Italian concerto, from concertare

concert Synonyms

Synonyms
musicale
Related Words
performance, presentation; recital, symphony; ceilidh (also ceili) [Scottish & Irish], hootenanny, jam, jam session, sing, songfest; festival, fete (or fête), shindig

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concert

play
verb con·cert \ kən-ˈsərt \

Definition of concert

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

Examples of concert in a Sentence

  1. warned that the rain forests are in danger of extinction unless the world's industrial powers concert a plan to prevent such an occurrence

  2. the governor is eager to concert with the federal authorities on this matter

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Origin and Etymology of concert

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



CONCERT Defined for English Language Learners

concert

play
noun

Definition of concert for English Language Learners

  • : a public performance of music


CONCERT Defined for Kids

concert

play
noun con·cert \ ˈkän-sərt , -ˌsərt \

Definition of concert for Students

:a musical performance by several voices or instruments or by both
in concert
:together 5
  • The staff members are working in concert to finish the job.


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