concert Definition

a musical performance given in public, typically by several performers or of several compositions.

Using concert: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "concert" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I went to a concert last night and it was amazing.

  • Example

    The band is going on tour and will perform concerts in different cities.

  • Example

    The orchestra played a beautiful concert of classical music.

  • Example

    She is practicing for her piano concert next week.

concert Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using concert

  • call the tune (in a concert)

    be in control of a situation or organization


    The CEO calls the tune in this company, and everyone follows his lead.

  • face the music (at a concert)

    accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions


    He knew he had made a mistake and had to face the music when his boss found out.

  • play second fiddle (at a concert)

    to be in a subordinate position to someone else


    He was tired of playing second fiddle to his boss and decided to start his own business.

Phrases with concert

  • in cooperation or agreement with others


    The two companies worked in concert to develop the new product.

  • the standard tuning of musical instruments, especially for an orchestra


    The conductor asked the orchestra to tune their instruments to concert pitch before the performance.

  • a large building designed for public performances of music


    The concert hall can seat up to 2,000 people.

Origins of concert

from Italian 'concerto', meaning 'concert, agreement'


Summary: concert in Brief

The term 'concert' [ˈkɒnsət] refers to a public musical performance by multiple performers or compositions. It encompasses various genres and instruments, as in 'The orchestra played a beautiful concert of classical music.' 'Concert' also appears in phrases like 'in concert,' denoting cooperation, and idioms like 'call the tune,' meaning control, and 'face the music,' meaning accepting consequences.

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