orchestral

adjective or·ches·tral \ ȯr-ˈke-strəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of orchestral

1 : of, relating to, or composed for an orchestra
2 : suggestive of an orchestra or its musical qualities

orchestrally

play \ȯr-ˈke-strə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of orchestral

circa 1779



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