[ sin-foh-nee-uh; Italian seen-faw-nee-ah ]
/ ˌsɪn foʊˈni ə; Italian ˌsin fɔˈni ɑ /

noun, plural sin·fo·ni·as, sin·fo·ni·e [sin-foh-nee-ey; Italian seen-faw-nee-e] /ˌsɪn foʊˈni eɪ; Italian ˌsin fɔˈni ɛ/. Music.

Origin of sinfonia

From Italian, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at symphony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sinfonia


/ (ˌsɪnfəˈnɪə) /

noun plural -nie (-ˈniːeɪ)

(capital when part of a name) a symphony orchestra

Word Origin for sinfonia

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Word Origin and History for sinfonia



1773, from Italian sinfonia, from Medieval Latin symphonia (see symphony).

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