or·​ches·​tral | \ ȯr-ˈke-strəl How to pronounce orchestral (audio) \

Definition of orchestral

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

Other Words from orchestral

orchestrally \ ȯr-​ˈke-​strə-​lē How to pronounce orchestral (audio) \ adverb

Examples of orchestral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Involvement in the story is enriched at every turn by Michael Giacchino’s robust orchestral score, which ranges from quiet, intimate moments through hard-charging suspense to triumphal jubilation. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 June 2022 The serene piano and orchestral music don’t hurt the meditative vibe, either. Mitch Wallace, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Screens depicted our ascent into space—orchestral music swelled as the blue sky gave way to a vision of the Starcruiser floating against the stars. Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Ideally, there might also have been a more nuanced soundtrack component than Michelino Bisceglia’s big, conventional orchestral score. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 An orchestral tribute to Duke Ellington, the big band leader who also composed symphonies. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 3 June 2022 But the original Top Gun's music was a noticeable and significant cast member, while the new film's music blends in like so much average, dramatic orchestral stuff. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 24 May 2022 The tour will consist of solo piano and orchestral performances across cities in the U.S., kicking off on April 1st with a performance at Powell Hall in St. Louis, MO. Izzy Colon, SPIN, 19 Jan. 2022 The nonprofit presented several dual orchestral performances for audiences in cars at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of orchestral

circa 1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2022

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“Orchestral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchestral. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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