a composition in fanciful or irregular form or style.
a potpourri of well-known airs arranged with interludes and florid embellishments.
something considered to be unreal, weird, exotic, or grotesque.
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How to use fantasia in a sentence
Audiences exhausted by lockdowns and unrelenting 2020-ness were primed for escape into the undersea fantasia of South Africa’s kelp forests, where Foster met her.How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention - Issue 99: Universality | Brandon Keim | April 14, 2021 | Nautilus
What do we remember more fondly: fantasia torching a rendition of “Summertime?”Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. Will Save ‘American Idol’ | Kevin Fallon | September 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But here the fantasia fell flat, and pleased neither the public nor the musicians.
At an orchestral rehearsal, held specially for him, he conducted his new Don Quixote fantasia.
On this same occasion Tchaikovsky begged Vladimir Stassov to suggest a subject for a symphonic fantasia.
I have only just finished the composition of a new work, the symphonic fantasia, Francesca da Rimini.
This is especially the case in the fantasia, where the connection of parts is anything but masterly.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician | Frederick Niecks
British Dictionary definitions for fantasia
any musical composition of a free or improvisatory nature
a potpourri of popular tunes woven freely into a loosely bound composition
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