sym·​phon·​ic | \ sim-ˈfä-nik How to pronounce symphonic (audio) \

Definition of symphonic

2 : relating to or having the form or character of a symphony symphonic music
3 : suggestive of a symphony especially in form, interweaving of themes, or harmonious arrangement a symphonic drama

Other Words from symphonic

symphonically \ sim-​ˈfä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce symphonic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of symphonic in a Sentence

the symphonic chorus of frogs in the spring
Recent Examples on the Web In perhaps her most obvious nod to symphonic convention, Price concludes with a brilliant, almost march-like fourth movement. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2022 There’s a freshness, a lightness and vitality to his symphonic music, a grandeur that manages to be approachable and familiar — folksy, even. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 Italian prog is a genre unto itself, often adding a more Romantic spin on the symphonic style popularized by Yes and Genesis. Spin Staff, SPIN, 22 Apr. 2022 Maury Yeston's music underlines this feeling with symphonic moments that nod to Elgar and British music circa 1912, the year the Titanic foundered. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2022 But that being beside the point, the Brahms themes are really from the core symphonic repertoire. Julian Sancton, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2022 Considered a monumental work in the symphonic repertoire, Mahler’s Ninth Symphony typically spans 90 minutes and covers a huge range of emotions. oregonlive, 22 Mar. 2022 No guitar or drums, just all the movement coming from the symphonic writing. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 25 Mar. 2022 The choreography marries the score’s fluttering clarinet solo with sinewy, sensual movement and the music’s explosive, symphonic climax is well matched with the company’s athleticism and artistry. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of symphonic

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Symphonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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sym·​phon·​ic | \ sim-ˈfä-nik How to pronounce symphonic (audio) \

Kids Definition of symphonic

: relating to a symphony

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