1. 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.
2. Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
Let us in concert to the season sing.
3. 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.
(Con`cer*tan"te) n. [It., orig p. pr. of concertare to form or perform a concert. See Concert.]
(Mus.) A concert for two or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment. Also adjectively; as,
(Con`cer*ta"tion) n. [L. concertatio.] Strife; contention. [Obs.] Bailey.
(Con*cer"ta*tive) a. [L. concertativus.] Contentious; quarrelsome. [Obs.] Bailey.
Concerted piece (Mus.), a composition in parts for several voices or instrument, as a trio, a quartet,
(Con*cert"ed) a. Mutually contrived or planned; agreed on; as, concerted schemes, signals.
(Con`cer*ti"na) n. [From It. concerto a concert.] A small musical instrument on the principle
of the accordion. It is a small elastic box, or bellows, having free reeds on the inside, and keys and
handles on the outside of each of the two hexagonal heads.
(Con`cer*ti"no) n. [See Concertina.] (Mus.) A piece for one or more solo instruments with
orchestra; more concise than the concerto.
(Con*cer"tion) n. Act of concerting; adjustment. [R.] Young.
(||Con*cert`meis"ter) n. [G.] (Mus.) The head violinist or leader of the strings in an
orchestra; the sub-leader of the orchestra; concert master.
(Con*cer"to) n.; pl. Concertos [It. See Concert, n.] (Mus.) A composition (usually in
symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold
relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer's skill.
(Con*ces"sion) n. [L. concessio, fr. concedere: cf. F. concession. See Concede.]
1. The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished
from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous.
By mutual concession the business was adjusted.
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