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sinfonietta

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

Definition of SINFONIETTA

1
:  a symphony of less than standard length or for fewer instruments
2
:  a small symphony orchestra; especially :  an orchestra of strings only

Origin of SINFONIETTA

Italian, diminutive of sinfonia
First Known Use: circa 1907

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