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

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
reorchestration 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

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reorchestrate was in 1881

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“Reorchestrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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