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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: symphony(0.01167 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to symphony.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra [syn: symphonic music
2: a large orchestra; can perform symphonies; “we heard the
Vienna symphony” [syn: symphony orchestra]
English → English (gcide)
Symphony \Sym"pho*ny\, n.; pl. Symphonies. [F. symphonie (cf.
It. sinfonia), L. symphonia, Gr. ?; sy`n with + ? a sound,
the voice. See Phonetic.]
1. A consonance or harmony of sounds, agreeable to the ear,
whether the sounds are vocal or instrumental, or both.
The trumpets sound,
And warlike symphony in heard around. --Dryden.
2. A stringed instrument formerly in use, somewhat resembling
With harp and pipe and symphony. --Chaucer.
(a) 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,
(b) An instrumental passage at the beginning or end, or in
the course of, a vocal composition; a prelude,
interlude, or postude; a ritornello.