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

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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 The concerts were hosted jointly with Constitution Week USA, Farnsworth said. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Untested pyrotechnic box faulted for Gilbert plane crash into home," 14 Nov. 2019 Violin soloist Oleg Proskurnya and viola soloist Nancy Darigo close the concert with Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante. Anchorage Daily News, "Summon the snow with these cool Anchorage events: Rowdy roller derby, interactive improv and jazz-blues fusion," 14 Nov. 2019 After a brief, six-concert tour of Europe March 19-26, the orchestra will press on to Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, "Cleveland Orchestra plans first concerts in United Arab Emirates on spring 2020 tour," 11 Nov. 2019 Kesha's currently on the final leg of her her fourth headlining concert tour, The Rainbow Tour, and it's already grossed over $76 million. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Kesha's Net Worth Is Enough to Make You Yell "Timber"," 7 Nov. 2019 The Eastman Philharmonia, a musical ensemble of around 80 students, was planning a concert tour of China when two of its members, of South Korean nationality, were denied visas. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 7 Nov. 2019 The old friends have now reunited for a concert tour. Christopher Arnott,, "Kelli O’Hara, Matthew Morrison team up for cabaret act at Jorgensen," 7 Nov. 2019 She's also nominated this year for female artist of 2019 and for the concert tour of the year. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "Pink to be awarded 'The People's Champion of 2019' at the E! People's Choice Awards," 29 Oct. 2019 Hicks, who lives in Nashville, has forged a diverse career that includes concert tours, theater, TV appearances and residencies at the Bally’s and Paris hotels in Las Vegas. Mary Colurso |, al, "Taylor Hicks joins board of Alabama Music Hall of Fame," 28 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And judging by the photos, this appears to have been the first concert in history where the bathroom to concert goer ratio was 1 to 1. J.r. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "SuperBus, supermodels and the Grand Parkway: Here's Houston in July 1989," 25 July 2019 The UnXpected will be covering classic hits at the Brews & Bites concert series July 17. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the southwest suburbs," 9 July 2018 Like the Elton John concerts President Trump mentioned midway through his 70-minute speech, his Thursday rally in Great Falls, Mont. was a real greatest-hits affair aimed at his true fans. Karla Peterson,, "President Trump's #MeToo actions are worse than his words," 6 July 2018 The Brews & Bites concert series runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the southwest suburbs in July," 29 June 2018 The event includes a 5K run and concert afterward, featuring Vinyl Theater at the Corners of Brookfield. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No charitable cause is too small for these two Pewaukee moms: 'We don't take our blessings for granted'," 8 June 2018 Members of the San Diego City Guard Band, which performed at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, will play selections ranging from Sousa marches to concert pieces at 11 a.m. on the Botanical Building lawn. Carolina Gusman,, "Balboa Park celebrates Founder's Day at Fiesta Botanica," 24 May 2018 And then there are the perfectly fine but unfairly neglected orchestral pieces that have suffered so many bad raps that concert producers shy away from them. John Von Rhein,, "Semyon Bychkov electrifies Orchestra Hall with blazing CSO account of Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred'," 4 May 2018 The South planned everything the two leaders would do, right down to the last detail, from the initial handshake over the line that divides their countries to the goodbye light show and concert Moon hosted as Kim’s final send-off. Washington Post, "Takeaways from Koreas summit: Kim’s smiles, Moon’s reception," 28 Apr. 2018

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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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19 Nov 2019

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The first known use of concert was in 1571

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How to pronounce concert (audio)

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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