Definition of Symphony

1. Noun. A long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra.

Exact synonyms: Symphonic Music
Generic synonyms: Sonata
Derivative terms: Symphonic, Symphonize



2. Noun. A large orchestra; can perform symphonies. "We heard the Vienna symphony"
Exact synonyms: Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra
Generic synonyms: Orchestra
Derivative terms: Symphonize

Definition of Symphony

1. n. A consonance or harmony of sounds, agreeable to the ear, whether the sounds are vocal or instrumental, or both.

Definition of Symphony

1. Noun. an extended piece of music of sophisticated structure, usually for orchestra ¹

2. Noun. harmony in music or colour, or a harmonious combination of elements ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Symphony

1. an orchestral composition [n -NIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Symphony

symphonic poem
symphonic poems
symphonically
symphonies
symphoniette
symphonious
symphoniously
symphoniousness
symphonise
symphonist
symphonists
symphonize
symphonized
symphonizes
symphonizing
symphony (current term)
symphony-orchestra
symphony orchestra
symphony orchestras
symphoric
symphyseal
symphyses
symphysial
symphysies
symphysion
symphysy
symphytism
sympiesometer

Literary usage of Symphony

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

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by George Grove, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"His 8th symphony (first given in 1910 at the Munich Exposition under the ... The 9th symphony was first performed in 1912 at the Vienna Festival under Bruno ..."

2. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"symphony for 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Bass, 2 Hautboys, 2 Horns. ... 130, symphony for 2 Violins, Viola, Bass, 2 Flutes, 2 Horns in F, 2 Horns in C. F major. ..."

3. The Larger Forms of Musical Composition: An Exhaustive Explanation of the by Percy Goetschius (1915)
"When more than this number of instruments are employed, the term "Sinfonietta" or "symphony" is used. 205. A Concerto is a Sonata for some solo-instrument, ..."

4. The Larger Forms of Musical Composition by Percy Goetschius (1915)
"Tschaikowsky, symphony, No. V, in « minor: The introductory motive of the first movement enters vitally into the structure of the Finale. Schumann: symphony ..."

5. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"Chapter V The symphony in D Minor—Its Technical History—Schiller's "Ode to Joy"—An Address to Beethoven—The Concerts of 1824—Laborious and Protracted ..."

6. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"Chapter V The symphony in D Minor—Its Technical History—Schiller's "Ode to Joy"—An Address to Beethoven—The Concerts of 1824—Laborious and Protracted ..."

7. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"I understand that Mr. Herbert has a symphony nearly finished which will soon be heard. In the Pittsburg Conservatory a brilliant and interesting piano ..."

8. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Being the Sixth Volume of the by George Grove, Waldo Selden Pratt, Charles Newell Boyd (1920)
"His 8th symphony (first given in 1910 at the Munich Exposition under the ... The 9th symphony was first performed in 1912 at the Vienna Festival under Bruno ..."

9. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"symphony for 2 Violins, 2 Violas, Bass, 2 Hautboys, 2 Horns. ... 130, symphony for 2 Violins, Viola, Bass, 2 Flutes, 2 Horns in F, 2 Horns in C. F major. ..."

10. The Larger Forms of Musical Composition: An Exhaustive Explanation of the by Percy Goetschius (1915)
"When more than this number of instruments are employed, the term "Sinfonietta" or "symphony" is used. 205. A Concerto is a Sonata for some solo-instrument, ..."

11. The Larger Forms of Musical Composition by Percy Goetschius (1915)
"Tschaikowsky, symphony, No. V, in « minor: The introductory motive of the first movement enters vitally into the structure of the Finale. Schumann: symphony ..."

12. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"Chapter V The symphony in D Minor—Its Technical History—Schiller's "Ode to Joy"—An Address to Beethoven—The Concerts of 1824—Laborious and Protracted ..."

13. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"Chapter V The symphony in D Minor—Its Technical History—Schiller's "Ode to Joy"—An Address to Beethoven—The Concerts of 1824—Laborious and Protracted ..."

14. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"I understand that Mr. Herbert has a symphony nearly finished which will soon be heard. In the Pittsburg Conservatory a brilliant and interesting piano ..."

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