\sˈɪmfənˌɪ], \sˈɪmfənˌɪ], \s_ˈɪ_m_f_ə_n_ˌɪ]\
Definitions of SYMPHONY
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- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
An elaborate instrumental composition for a full orchestra, consisting usually, like the sonata, of three or four contrasted yet inwardly related movements, as the allegro, the adagio, the minuet and trio, or scherzo, and the finale in quick time. The term has recently been applied to large orchestral works in freer form, with arguments or programmes to explain their meaning, such as the "symphonic poems" of Liszt. The term was formerly applied to any composition for an orchestra, as overtures, etc., and still earlier, to certain compositions partly vocal, partly instrumental.
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
An agreeing together in sound: unison, consonance, or harmony of sound: a musical composition for a full band of instruments: an instrumental introduction or termination to a vocal composition.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
A harmonious mingling of sounds.
(1) A composition for an orchestra. (2) A subordinate instrumental part, as a prelude, etc.
By James Champlin Fernald
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