verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of concert
Examples from the Web for concert
But Cocker proved to be a survivor, bringing his passionate persona to concert halls around the world decade after decade.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Winter is dead, Clapton is tired of life on the road, and King unreliable in concert.
She died in 1978—just before Pryor recorded Live in Concert.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later, she said he invited her to see The Temptations in concert and check out his Vegas stand-up show.Two New Bill Cosby Accusers Come Forward: ‘We Challenge Mr. Cosby to End This Nightmare’|Marlow Stern|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
TMZ reported that the five concert venues had cancelled Cosby performances for early 2015.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So far, however, I have only been to one concert, and that was a sacred concert.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
I was especially attracted to a concert garden where the band, a very large one, was composed of women.From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn|Henry M. Field
Only two published notices of this concert are in existence at Klin.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Of course they were both singers, giving recitals together, like the Henschels, and appearing in concert and oratorio.Vocal Mastery|Harriette Brower
He also defrayed the expenses of the Wagner concert at Zurich, a little item of nine thousand francs.Unicorns|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for concert
noun (ˈkɒnsɜːt, -sət)
- 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
- acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
- (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
Word Origin for concert
Word Origin and History for concert
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.