sym·​pho·​nia sim-ˈfō-nē-ə How to pronounce symphonia (audio)
plural symphoniae or symphonias
obsolete : a musical unison
[Late Latin, a kind of musical instrument, from Latin, concord of sounds] obsolete : consonance sense 2b
obsolete : any of various medieval musical instruments (such as the bagpipe or hurdy-gurdy)
obsolete : sinfonia sense 3

Word History



First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of symphonia was in 1776

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“Symphonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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