Definition of philharmonic in English:


Syllabification: phil·har·mon·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌfilərˈmänik
, ˌfilhärˈmänik


Devoted to music (chiefly used in the names of orchestras): the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • From the classical to pantomime, from light operatic to sacred music, philharmonic orchestras to brass bands, musicals to pop, week by week Bolton displays its culture.
  • First, a musical overture with a philharmonic orchestra numbering around 60 musicians, and then 36 dancers, les Rexgirls, came on stage.
  • Central to all this choral music were the philharmonic societies that sprang up in most major cities around Europe.


mid 18th century: from French philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico 'loving harmony' (see phil-, harmonic).

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