sym·​pho·​nia | \ sim-ˈfō-nē-ə How to pronounce symphonia (audio) \
plural symphoniae or symphonias

Definition of symphonia

1 obsolete : a musical unison
2 [Late Latin, a kind of musical instrument, from Latin, concord of sounds] obsolete : consonance sense 2b
3 obsolete : any of various medieval musical instruments (such as the bagpipe or hurdy-gurdy)
4 obsolete : sinfonia sense 3

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First Known Use of symphonia

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Symphonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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