Definition of Philharmonic

1. Noun. A large orchestra; can perform symphonies. "We heard the Vienna symphony"

Exact synonyms: Symphony, Symphony Orchestra
Generic synonyms: Orchestra
Derivative terms: Symphonize



2. Adjective. Composing or characteristic of an orchestral group. "Philharmonic players"
Partainyms: Orchestra

3. Adjective. Devoted to or appreciative of music. "The most philharmonic ear is at times deeply affected by a simple air"
Similar to: Musical

Definition of Philharmonic

1. a. Loving harmony or music.

2. n. One who loves harmony or music;

Definition of Philharmonic

1. Noun. A full-size symphonic orchestra. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Philharmonic

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Philharmonic

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Literary usage of Philharmonic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Musical World (1855)
"Why did not the philharmonic directors ask Mr. Costa for a symphony, ... I am of opinion that the last days of the philharmonic Society are approaching; ..."

2. Beethoven's Letters: A Critical Edition : with Explanatory Notes by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Christlieb Kalischer, John South Shedlock (1909)
"Mr. Neate has taken of me in July 1815 three Overtures for the philharmonic Society of London, and has paid me for them the sum of 75 guineas, for which sum ..."

3. Theodore Thomas, a Musical Autobiography by Theodore Thomas, George Putnam Upton (1905)
"CHAPTER III The New York philharmonic Society.—Henry C. Timm and William ... I was elected a member of the philharmonic Society January 21, 1854. ..."

4. London by Charles Knight (1843)
"The progress of the philharmonic was for some years equal to the preparation; and it is impossible to over-estimate the services rendered by it to the art ..."

5. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"Hogarth in his history of the philharmonic Society is only technically correct when he says that it was not "received" by the society until "after it had ..."

6. Anton Seidl: A Memorial by His Friends by Henry Theophilus Finck (1899)
"Had it not been for the fact that he was in 1891 elected as conductor of the philharmonic Society, in place of Mr. Theodore Thomas, who had accepted a very ..."

7. Memoirs of the Miami Valley by John Calvin Hover (1919)
"Music and Musicians of Dayton The philharmonic Society. ... Thus was born the philharmonic society, which for nearly half a century represented the best of ..."

8. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"... five movements for piano and strings, and a Prelude, Minuet, and Fugue for stringed orchestra. The two latter wore performed at the Vienna philharmonic ..."

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