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sinfonietta

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noun sin·fo·niet·ta \ˌsin-fən-ˈye-tə, -fōn-\

Definition of sinfonietta

  1. 1 :  a symphony of less than standard length or for fewer instruments

  2. 2 :  a small symphony orchestra; especially :  an orchestra of strings only



Origin and Etymology of sinfonietta

Italian, diminutive of sinfonia


First Known Use: circa 1907


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