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symphonic

[sim-fon-ik] /sɪmˈfɒn ɪk/
adjective
1.
Music. of, for, pertaining to, or having the character of a symphony or symphony orchestra.
2.
of or relating to symphony or harmony of sounds.
3.
characterized by similarity of sound, as words.
Origin of symphonic
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; symphon(y) + -ic
Related forms
symphonically, adverb
nonsymphonic, adjective
nonsymphonically, adverb
presymphonic, adjective
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adj.

1854 (implied in symphonically); see symphony + -ic.

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