Crossword clues for concert
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Concert \Con"cert\ (k[o^]n"s[~e]rt), n. [F. concert, It. concerto, conserto, fr. concertare. See Concert, v. t.]
Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
All these discontents, how ruinous soever, have arisen from the want of a due communication and concert.
Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
Let us in concert to the season sing.
A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.
Visit by night your lady's chamber window With some sweet concert.
And boding screech owls make the concert full.
Concert pitch. See under Pitch.
Concert \Con*cert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerted; p. pr. & vb. n. Concerting.] [F. concerter, It. concertare, conertare, prob. from L. consertus, p. p. of conserere to join together; con- + serere to join together, influenced by concertare to contend; con- + centare to strive; properly, to try to decide; fr. cernere to distinguish. See Series, and cf. Concern.]
To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
It was concerted to begin the siege in March.
To plan; to devise; to arrange.
A commander had more trouble to concert his defense before the people than to plan . . . the campaign.
Concert \Con*cert"\, v. i. To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
The ministers of Denmark were appointed to concert with
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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).\n
\nBefore 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.
n. 1 (context uncountable English) Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action. 2 (context uncountable English) Musical accordance or harmony; concord. 3 (context countable English) A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part. vb. 1 To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation. 2 To plan; to devise; to arrange. 3 To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
n. a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
v. contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
settle by agreement; "concert one's differences"
A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience. A recital is a concert by a soloist or small group which follows a program, such as featuring the works of a single composer ( organ recital). A recitalist is a musician who gives frequent recitals. The invention of the solo piano recital has been attributed to Franz Liszt.
The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, choir, or band. Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs, dedicated concert halls, entertainment centres and parks to large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called arena concerts or amphitheatre concerts. Informal names for a concert include show and gig.
Regardless of venue, musicians usually perform on a stage. Concerts often require live event support with professional audio equipment. Before recorded music, concerts provided the main opportunity to hear musicians play.
Usage examples of "concert".
I fancy it was concerted between Turvey, Abney, and the head-cook himself.
Most of this illegal income came from selling promotional copies of the Concert for Bangla Desh album, taking money which would have otherwise gone to the charity if those albums had been bought through normal channels.
Miles in the distance, from faraway Anaheim Stadium, came the sounds of a Blue Cheer concert.
Paul had run into his old friend Bruce Welch, the rhythm guitarist with the Shadows, backstage at a Cliff Richard concert at the Talk of the Town and told him he was looking for somewhere to go for a short holiday.
I had looked down on a bigger crowd when I played Chopin at the Barberton concert, but a boxing crowd is different, much more raw or something.
The thought of a concerted Bashkir commercial push into the Korrush made him want to scream.
To be acclaimed on the concert stage as the incomparable Norma Bellini was one thing.
The king of Prussia having cleared all his part of Silesia, except the town of Schweidnitz, which he circumscribed with a blockade, sent detachments from his army cantoned in the neighbourhood of Breslau, to penetrate into the Austrian or southern part of Silesia, where they surprised Troppau and Jaggernsdorf, while he himself remained at Breslau, entertaining his officers with concerts of music.
The state harness for the cavalry of the Carinthian Jaegers is to be collected the same week as the concert - but he comes out occasionally to stand on the pavement and listens to Sigismund practising.
I read of a concert pianist who could play the most complex concerti from memory yet who could not point to middle C.
The treasury was always supplied from the proceeds of these concerts and the supply of money never failed, to my knowledge, during my sojourn in Dedham.
While the rebellion was raging we laid aside oratorio work and studied patriotic music suitable to the concerts that we were called upon to give to raise funds for the soldiers.
Our successful concerts in aid of the soldiers, the many Sabbaths we worshiped and sang together, made us an harmonious band of singers.
The children were at school and I still held my church position and began to sing at concerts and entertainments.
These were busy days, what with concerts, singing in churches and at funerals, rehearsals, dressmaking and roomers.