Definition of symphony
1 : consonance of sounds
3 : consonance or harmony of color (as in a painting)
4a : symphony orchestrab : a symphony orchestra concert
5 : something that in its harmonious complexity or variety suggests a symphonic composition a symphony of flavors
Examples of symphony in a Sentence
the satisfying symphony of color in Renoir's canvases
a performance of a Bach concerto by the San Antonio Symphony
Recent Examples of symphony from the Web
Today, women who write opera, as well as symphonies and much more, are gradually being recognized for their work.
Two dozen young musicians from 12 countries are in San Diego as part of an international symphony exchange program that will feature a free concert in Balboa Park July 25 and open rehearsals for the next three weeks.
One hundred and fifty of the finest high school singers in North America will perform with members of the local professional symphony orchestra.
The Symphony on the Prairie features Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture and a salute to the armed forces.
Reid’s SouthPark (4331 Barclay Downs Dr.) will serve hot dogs and burgers for pick-up in addition to its grab-and-go items, which customers can enjoy on the grass during the Symphony’s Celebrate America! performance.
Looking to the future, Weinberg hopes to one day have a symphony of both robots and humans playing together.
Wilson said that The B-52's are really into celebrating their 40th birthday and have a slew of shows planned over the next two years, including gigs with symphony orchestras in a lot of cities.
Please do deal with this soon or your kids will play you like a full symphony. — Anonymous Dear Anonymous: Good point, thanks.
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SYMPHONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of symphony for English Language Learners
: a long piece of music that is usually in four large, separate sections and that is performed by an orchestra
SYMPHONY Defined for Kids
Definition of symphony for Students
1 : a usually long musical composition for a full orchestra
2 : a large orchestra of wind, string, and percussion instruments
3 : harmonious arrangement (as of sound or color)
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