re·​or·​ches·​trate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈȯr-kə-ˌstrāt How to pronounce reorchestrate (audio) \
reorchestrated; reorchestrating

Definition of reorchestrate

transitive verb

: to orchestrate (something) again or anew By bringing together the heroes of several well-known stories and reorchestrating their adventures, the authors have created a kind of fairy tale of their own …— Michiko Kakutani especially : to compose or arrange (music) in a new or different way Although they did not reorchestrate the music, they cut and rearranged so much of it that large parts of the opera were unrecognizable. — Stanley Kauffman

Other Words from reorchestrate

reorchestration \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌȯr-​kə-​ˈstrā-​shən How to pronounce reorchestration (audio) \ noun, plural reorchestrations
Choreographed in 2011 by former Diablo ballerina Tina Kay Bohnstedt, it's set to a reorchestration of Frank Sinatra's signature song … — Claudia Bauer

First Known Use of reorchestrate

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Reorchestrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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