[ sim-foh-nee-uh ]
/ sɪmˈfoʊ ni ə /


any of various medieval musical instruments, as the hurdy-gurdy.

Origin of symphonia

1570–80; < Late Latin, Latin symphōnia symphony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for symphonia

  • At sunset, when the drum and symphonia sound, the armed guards are distributed.

    The City of the Sun|Tommaso Campanella
  • The seat of honour at the Symphonia was next to Mary Abinger, and the baronet had held it too long already.

    When a Man's Single|J. M. Barrie
  • Yes, and if you don't instantly pay the hire, I'll strike up a symphonia on this little barrel organ here.