noun con·cert·mas·ter \ˈkän(t)-sərt-ˌmas-tər\
variants: or


play \-ˌmī-stər\

Definition of concertmaster

  1. :  the leader of the first violins of an orchestra and by custom usually the assistant to the conductor

Origin and Etymology of concertmaster

German Konzertmeister, from Konzert concert + Meister master

First Known Use: 1873

CONCERTMASTER Defined for English Language Learners


noun con·cert·mas·ter \ˈkän(t)-sərt-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of concertmaster for English Language Learners

  • : a musician who is the leading violin player and the assistant conductor of an orchestra

Learn More about concertmaster

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up concertmaster? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).