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 In the six weeks since, Barclays had hosted 13 basketball events (including nine Brooklyn Nets games), seven concerts, a WWE wrestling show, and a boxing fight night. Matt Porter,, "Bruins’ Torey Krug reflects heading into 500th NHL game," 11 Jan. 2020 There’s no charge to view the outdoor attraction, whose 3-D graphics and 600,000-watt, concert-quality sound system are now programmed to run nonstop, 24 hours a day. Dallas News, "Mammoth Vegas video screen dwarfs the display at Cowboys Stadium," 11 Jan. 2020 On Saturday, the 35-year-old singer clapped back at a fan who slammed McPhee for her performance on her husband David Foster‘s live concert album, An Intimate Evening with David Foster. Georgia Slater,, "Katharine McPhee Claps Back at Troll Who Accused Her of 'Butchering' Husband David Foster's Song," 11 Jan. 2020 The 2020 concert calendar is packed with both household names and emerging talent. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "2020 Indianapolis concerts: Billie Eilish, Post Malone highlight 72-act roster," 10 Jan. 2020 The Grammys will be honoring Prince with an all-star tribute concert in celebration of one of the greatest and most influential musicians of our time. Paula Rogo, Essence, "Prince To Receive All-Star Grammys Tribute Featuring Alicia Keys, John Legend & Usher," 10 Jan. 2020 Options include local concerts and restaurants that double bar destinations at night, and some of Tempe's nightclubs also cater to a younger crowd on certain nights of the week. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "The ultimate guide to downtown Tempe nightlife if you're under 21," 10 Jan. 2020 Heavily influenced by hardcore rock groups like Korn, Tool and Pantera, Lewis’ musical rebellion as a youngster actually ran afoul of Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit when Staind was set to perform on the same concert bill in 1997. Andrew Jensen, Anchorage Daily News, "From alt-rock to outlaw country, Aaron Lewis shares struggles amid success," 9 Jan. 2020 NYA’s Hearse Theater, which plays concert films and documentaries on a schedule, represents this side of him. Morgan Enos, Fortune, "How Neil Young’s Eccentric Online Home Was Born," 8 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb It has been postponed to Oct. 24 because that is the date of the first L.A. Phil concert 100 years ago. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Gustavo Dudamel begins a new L.A. Phil season with no need for a gala," 4 Oct. 2019 Cuba’s Dario Ramos deflected in an own goal in the 37th and Sargent concerted from 15 yards off a pass from Morris three minutes later., "Weston McKennie made US men’s soccer history on Friday night - The Boston Globe," 11 Oct. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of concert was in 1571

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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Concert.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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