con·​cert·​go·​er | \ˈkän(t)-sərt-ˌgō(-ə)r, ˈkän-ˌsərt-\

Definition of concertgoer 

: one who often attends concerts

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Other Words from concertgoer

concertgoing \ˈkän(t)-​sərt-​ˌgō-​iŋ, -​ˌgȯ(-​)iŋ, ˈkän-​ˌsərt-​ \ noun or adjective

Examples of concertgoer in a Sentence

a large crowd of concertgoers

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Eberling got the idea for M:NI after noticing how deaf concertgoers would position themselves in front of the speakers, the better to absorb the vibrations. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New wearable tech lets users listen to live music through their skin," 25 Nov. 2018 One year after Stephen Paddock killed 58 Las Vegas concertgoers, criminal psychologists and threat-assessment experts are still puzzling over why a wealthy, 64-year-old gambler committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Zusha Elinson, WSJ, "One Year Later, Experts Dig Deeper to Find Vegas Shooter’s Motive," 30 Sep. 2018 So did Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe & the Fish, the Doors, the Byrds, the Yardbirds and Frank Zappa, often accompanied by psychedelic light shows that entranced many concertgoers high on LSD or marijuana. Christopher Reynolds,, "Grab an apple and enter the Fillmore, San Francisco’s cradle of psychedelia that continues to rock," 3 May 2018 As long as live music is still a thing, concertgoers will argue the merits of the early show versus the late show. Jamie Ludwig, Chicago Reader, "Music / Visual Art Fever Ray’s erotically charged electro-pop dazzles at any time of night," 19 May 2018 And not just because because horses were slogging through it, and concertgoers literally swimming in it. Scott Dance,, "Mud bogs down Preakness 2018, as organizers offer strongest hint Triple Crown jewel could leave Pimlico," 19 May 2018 Both were giants in their day, and yet modern concertgoers only ever hear music by one of them in the regular course of events. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cherubini goes head-to-head with Beethoven in superb Philharmonia program," 26 Apr. 2018 Witnesses said the venue was so packed that concertgoers could barely move as they were surrounded by smoke machines, lasers, strobes, and the sound of the Swedish DJ spinning techno hits. Laney Ruckstuhl,, "That night in Boston that an Avicii concert spun out of control," 20 Apr. 2018 The performance will be headlined by Pat Dalton, who attended the Route 91 Music Festival and was in the crowd as bullets started to rain down on the concertgoers. Atreya Verma, azcentral, "NBA Summer League auction to raise funds for Las Vegas shooting victims," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of concertgoer

1828, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of concertgoer

: a person who often goes to concerts or who is at a particular concert

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