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[sim-foh-nee-uh] /sɪmˈfoʊ ni ə/
any of various medieval musical instruments, as the hurdy-gurdy.
Origin of symphonia
1570-80; < Late Latin, Latin symphōnia symphony Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At sunset, when the drum and symphonia sound, the armed guards are distributed.

    The City of the Sun Tommaso Campanella
  • The seat of honour at the symphonia was next to Mary Abinger, and the baronet had held it too long already.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • Yes, and if you don't instantly pay the hire, I'll strike up a symphonia on this little barrel organ here.

    The Castle of Andalusia John O'Keeffe

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