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concert party

noun, British.
a form of theatrical entertainment popular at seaside resorts, in which specialty acts, songs, dances, etc., are presented.
Origin of concert party
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • That, I think, was what finally broke the temper of the concert party.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • Games and sports were indulged in and the nightly entertainments in the theatre given by our concert party were most enjoyable.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • This theatre, when our concert party was in full swing, was a source of infinite delight to us all.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • The concert party had received orders to pack up their scenery immediately and move off.

    The Great War As I Saw It Frederick George Scott
  • Then the concert party ran to their dormitories; the lights were turned out, and we sought safety in sleep.

  • There was one occasion on which such a summons arrived just as the men had assembled to welcome a concert party.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
  • A notice announcing the advent of a concert party from "Blighty" is one of the "thrills" of Front and Base existence.

  • If we had not slowed up I can't imagine there would have been much of the concert party left to perform!

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • Our concert party still flourished, though the conditions for practising were more difficult than ever.

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • There was a concert party on board, and a cavalry major who possessed some tomato soup.

    In Mesopotamia Martin Swayne
British Dictionary definitions for concert party

concert party

a musical entertainment popular in the early 20th century, esp one at a British seaside resort
(stock exchange, informal) a group of individuals or companies who secretly agree to purchase shares separately in a particular company, which they plan to amalgamate later into a single holding: a malpractice that is illegal in some countries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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