symphony orchestra


noun

a large orchestra composed of wind, string, and percussion instruments and organized to perform symphonic compositions.

Nearby words

  1. symphonious,
  2. symphoniously,
  3. symphonist,
  4. symphonize,
  5. symphony,
  6. symphysial,
  7. symphysion,
  8. symphysiotomy,
  9. symphysis,
  10. symphystic

Origin of symphony orchestra

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for symphony orchestra

symphony orchestra

noun

music an orchestra capable of performing symphonies, esp the large orchestra comprising strings, brass, woodwind, harp, and percussion
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