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adjective or·ches·tral \ȯr-ˈkes-trəl\

Definition of orchestral

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or composed for an orchestra

  2. 2 :  suggestive of an orchestra or its musical qualities


play \-trə-lē\ adverb

Circa 1811

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circa 1811

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