[noun, adjective kon-surt, -sert; verb kuh n-surt] /noun, adjective ˈkɒn sɜrt, -sərt; verb kənˈsɜrt/
a public musical performance in which a number of singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate.
a public performance, usually by an individual singer, instrumentalist, or the like; recital:
The violinist has given concerts all over the world.
agreement of two or more individuals in a design or plan; combined action; accord or harmony:
His plan was greeted with a concert of abuse.
designed or intended for concerts:
performed at concerts:
performing or capable of performing at concerts:
a concert pianist.
verb (used with object)
to contrive or arrange by agreement:
They were able to concert a settlement of their differences.
to plan; devise:
A program of action was concerted at the meeting.
verb (used without object)
to plan or act together.
in concert, together; jointly:
to act in concert.
noun (ˈkɒnsɜːt; -sət)
agreement in design, plan, or action
to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
1660s, “agreement, accord, harmony,” from French concert (16c.), from Italian concerto “concert, harmony,” from concertare “bring into agreement,” in Latin “to contend, contest, dispute,” from com- “with” (see com-) + certare “to contend, strive,” frequentative of certus, variant past participle of cernere “separate, decide” (see crisis).
Before the word entered English, meaning shifted from “to strive against” to “to strive alongside.” Sense of “public musical performance” is 1680s. But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests Latin concentare “to sing together” (from con- + cantare “to sing”) as the source of the Italian word in the musical sense.
[kon-cher-tee-noh; Italian kawn-cher-tee-naw] /ˌkɒn tʃərˈti noʊ; Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈti nɔ/ noun, plural concertini [kon-cher-tee-nee; Italian kawn-cher-tee-nee] /ˌkɒn tʃərˈti ni; Italian ˌkɔn tʃɛrˈti ni/ (Show IPA). Music. 1. a short concerto. 2. the group of solo instruments in a concerto grosso. 3. a section in a concerto grosso played by these instruments. /ˌkɒntʃəˈtiːnəʊ/ noun (pl) -ni […]
[kon-ser-tahyz] /ˈkɒn sərˌtaɪz/ verb (used without object), concertized, concertizing. 1. to give or recitals professionally, especially on tour. /ˈkɒnsəˌtaɪz/ verb 1. (intransitive) (esp of a soloist or conductor) to give concerts
[kon-sert-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈkɒn sərtˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/ noun 1. the leader of the first violins in a symphony orchestra, who is usually also the assistant to the conductor. /ˈkɒnsətˌmɑːstə/ noun 1. a US and Canadian word for leader (sense 2a)
[kon-surt-mis-tris, ‐sert-] /ˈkɒn sɜrtˌmɪs trɪs, ‐sərt-/ noun 1. a female leader of the first violins in a symphony orchestra, who is usually also the assistant to the conductor.
[kuh n-cher-toh; Italian kawn-cher-taw] /kənˈtʃɛr toʊ; Italian kɔnˈtʃɛr tɔ/ noun, plural concertos, concerti [kuh n-cher-tee] /kənˈtʃɛr ti/ (Show IPA). Music. 1. a composition for one or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment, now usually in symphonic form. /kənˈtʃɛətəʊ/ noun (pl) -tos, -ti (-tɪ) 1. a composition for an orchestra and one or more soloists. The […]