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sinfonia

sinfonia

noun sin·fo·nia \ˌsin-fə-ˈnē-ə\
plural sin·fo·nie\-ˈnē-ˌā\

Definition of SINFONIA

1
:  an orchestral prelude to a vocal work (as an opera) especially in the 18th century :  overture
2
:  ritornello 1, symphony 2c

Origin of SINFONIA

Italian, from Latin symphonia symphony
First Known Use: 1773

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