A concert is a performance by musicians or singers for an audience. If you're in the glee club, you know about singing in concerts, and maybe you've seen your favorite bands in concert, too.

A concert usually doesn't involve theatrical staging. You can have a concert version of an opera, but that means the singers stand there and sing without sets or props, and without much acting or moving around. Less commonly, concert is a verb (accent on the second syllable), meaning to agree with others on something. That meaning shows up in the phrase in concert — your objections will carry more weight if you act in concert with your neighbors.

Definitions of concert
  1. noun
    a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
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    rock concert
    a performance of rock music
    type of:
    performance, public presentation
    a dramatic or musical entertainment
  2. verb
    contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
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    type of:
    contrive, design, plan, project
    make or work out a plan for; devise
  3. verb
    settle by agreement
    concert one's differences”
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    type of:
    determine, settle, square off, square up
    settle conclusively; come to terms
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