- the space reserved for the musicians, usually the front part of the main floor (orchestra pit).
- the entire main-floor space for spectators.
- the parquet.
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Origin of orchestra
Words nearby orchestra
British Dictionary definitions for orchestra-pit
Derived forms of orchestraorchestral (ɔːˈkɛstrəl), adjectiveorchestrally, adverb
Word Origin for orchestra
Cultural definitions for orchestra-pit
A group of musicians who play together on a variety of instruments, which usually come from all four instrument families — brass, percussion, strings, and woodwinds. A typical symphony orchestra is made up of more than ninety musicians. Most orchestras, unlike chamber music groups, have more than one musician playing each musical part.