[ sin-fuhn-yet-uh, -fohn- ]
/ ˌsɪn fənˈyɛt ə, -foʊn- /
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a short symphony.
a small symphony orchestra, often composed solely of stringed instruments.
a symphony for fewer than the usual number of instruments.
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Origin of sinfonietta
1920–25; <Italian; diminutive of sinfoniasinfonia
Words nearby sinfonietta
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Example sentences from the Web for sinfonietta
In portions of the "Sinfonietta," five rhythms are to be found warring against each other.Musical Portraits|Paul Rosenfeld
British Dictionary definitions for sinfonietta
/ (ˌsɪnfənˈjɛtə, -fəʊn-) /
a short or light symphony
(capital when part of name) a small symphony orchestra
Word Origin for sinfonietta
Italian: a little symphony, from sinfonia
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