symphony orchestra

noun
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of symphony orchestra

:a large orchestra of winds, strings, and percussion that plays symphonic works

Examples of symphony orchestra in a Sentence

  1. She's a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

  2. plays oboe in the local symphony orchestra

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First Known Use of symphony orchestra

circa 1881


SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Defined for English Language Learners

symphony orchestra

noun

Definition of symphony orchestra for English Language Learners

  • : a large orchestra of musicians who play classical music together and are led by a conductor


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