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sinfonia

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noun sin·fo·nia \ˌsin-fə-ˈnē-ə\

Definition of sinfonia

plural

sinfonie

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  1. 1 :  an orchestral prelude to a vocal work (as an opera) especially in the 18th century :  overture

  2. 2 :  ritornello 1, symphony 2c



Origin and Etymology of sinfonia

Italian, from Latin symphonia symphony


First Known Use: 1773


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