[sin-foh-nee-uh; Italian seen-faw-nee-ah]
- a symphony.
Origin of sinfonia
From Italian, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at symphony
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Examples from the Web for sinfonia
The first page was rewritten and only then did the symphony receive the title: Sinfonia eroica.
The programme has eluded search; but one number was the Sinfonia Eroica, conducted by its author.
It was the Sinfonia Eroica—its first semi-public production.
Lulu plays Strauss's Sinfonia Domestica on the mouth organ really screamingly.The Inca of Perusalem
George Bernard Shaw
Yet in the sinfonia its proportions seem to reveal themselves for the first time.
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Word Origin and History for sinfonia
1773, from Italian sinfonia, from Medieval Latin symphonia (see symphony).
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