[ sim-fon-ik ]
/ sɪmˈfɒn ɪk /


Music. of, for, pertaining to, or having the character of a symphony or symphony orchestra.
of or relating to symphony or harmony of sounds.
characterized by similarity of sound, as words.

Nearby words

  1. sympetalous,
  2. symphalangism,
  3. symphile,
  4. symphonette,
  5. symphonia,
  6. symphonic poem,
  7. symphonie fantastique,
  8. symphonious,
  9. symphoniously,
  10. symphonist

Origin of symphonic

First recorded in 1855–60; symphon(y) + -ic

Related formssym·phon·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·sym·phon·ic, adjectivenon·sym·phon·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·sym·phon·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for symphonic



1854 (implied in symphonically); see symphony + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper