symphonette

noun

sym·​pho·​nette ¦sim(p)-fə-¦net How to pronounce symphonette (audio)
plural symphonettes
1
a
: a symphony orchestra that plays light music in addition to the standard classical repertoire
c
: an amateur symphony orchestra
2

Word History

Etymology

symphony + -ette

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of symphonette was in 1862

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“Symphonette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symphonette. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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