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symphonist

[sim-fuh-nist] /ˈsɪm fə nɪst/
noun
1.
a composer who writes symphonies.
Origin of symphonist
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; symphon(y) + -ist
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Examples from the Web for symphonist
Historical Examples
  • Hector Berlioz, the famous French symphonist, was one of the extreme romanticists.

    How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
  • No; in the mighty river of Beethoven the symphonist's invention shrinks to a trickle in his one opera.

    Musical Criticisms Arthur Johnstone
  • Not much of a symphonist, as I have said, Moussorgsky did not even take the trouble to write an overture and some entr'actes.

  • The First Symphony calls for special mention as in it the future symphonist is already foreshadowed.

    Beethoven

    George Alexander Fischer
  • But he was not at his best in operatic writing,—this symphonist, this creator of great orchestral forms.

    Beethoven

    George Alexander Fischer
British Dictionary definitions for symphonist

symphonist

/ˈsɪmfənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who composes symphonies
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