- 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: concert hall.
- performed at concerts: concert music.
- performing or capable of performing at concerts: a concert pianist.
- 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.
- to plan or act together.
- in concert, together; jointly: to act in concert.
Origin of concert
Examples from the Web for concerting
We were concerting plans when you came; but you must have food.The Witch of Salem
John R. Musick
I'll lay my life, if there was any concerting in it, 'twas between Robin and the maid Barbara.The Buccaneer
Mrs. S. C. Hall
Of his adventures there in concerting a rising we know nothing.Pickle the Spy
He was most active and eager, working day and night in concerting plans with his generals for his great purpose.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
It cannot be said that a true significance is achieved in proportion to the number of concerting themes.
- a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical stagingCompare recital (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a concert version of an opera
- agreement in design, plan, or action
- in concert
- acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
- (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
- to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
Word Origin and History for concerting
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.