of, relating to, or characterized by percussion.
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What is the difference between a philharmonic and a symphony?A philharmonic is a symphony orchestra or the group that supports it. A symphony is a large orchestra. An orchestra is a large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and percussion instruments. So, philharmonic and symphony orchestra are synonymous. Philharmonic comes from Greek words meaning ‘love of harmony’ and in this instance is a colloquial shortening of “philharmonic society” or “philharmonic orchestra.” The term only dates back to …
- percussion instrument,
- percussion lock,
- percussion tool,
- percussion welding,
- percy, sir henry,
- percy, thomas
Origin of percussive
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of, caused by, or relating to percussion
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