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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Other Words from concert


concert adjective

Synonyms for concert

Synonyms: Noun


Synonyms: Verb

arrange, bargain, conclude, negotiate

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Examples of concert in a Sentence


The orchestra will be giving a free concert. during the summer various groups give concerts on the town green


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

Thirty-eight years later, Mountcharles is still hosting rock concerts. Emily Price, Fortune, "This New Irish Whiskey Has Deep Roots in Rock ‘n’ Roll," 24 Aug. 2019 Tickets are sold out to Gem City Shine, Dayton's Sunday benefit concert hosted by Yellow Springs resident Dave Chappelle, according to a release by Downtown Dayton. Madeline Mitchell,, "Gem City Shine, Dayton's Sunday benefit concert hosted by Dave Chappelle, is sold out," 24 Aug. 2019 Clay's Park Resort, 13190 Patterson St NW, North Lawrence First concert begins at 4 p.m. Joey Morona,, "Ethiopian Cultural Garden dedication and 10 more things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 24 Aug. 2019 One of the most notable shows was the 2011 Bama Rising benefit concert at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham. Mary Colurso |, al, "Alabama band postpones dates for 50th anniversary tour, including concert in Birmingham," 23 Aug. 2019 Local pianists — some teachers, some renowned concert professionals — will play period pieces from as early as the 1800s. Anna Bauman,, "Pianos bring creativity, inspiration to San Francisco’s Fort Point," 23 Aug. 2019 Starring Ana Golja, Michelle DeFraites, ZONTA, Carlye Tamaren, Amelia DeMilo and SNL alum Cheri Oteri, the movie blends live concert performance and musical theater, rolling them into a delicious pop treat. Selma Fonseca, Billboard, "'Drama Drama': Watch the Trailer for the Anti-Bullying Girl Group Movie," 23 Aug. 2019 Join them for pup-sicles and other refreshments and a chance to win tickets to an upcoming concert. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Float with your pooch at the water park this weekend," 23 Aug. 2019 These are concerts that the festival presents on Saturday and Sunday mornings, in the Mozarteum. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mozart & Co. at the Salzburg Festival," 22 Aug. 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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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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