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symphonia

[sim-foh-nee-uh]
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noun
  1. any of various medieval musical instruments, as the hurdy-gurdy.

Origin of symphonia

1570–80; < Late Latin, Latin symphōnia symphony
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Examples from the Web for symphonia

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Yes, and if you don't instantly pay the hire, I'll strike up a symphonia on this little barrel organ here.