Definition of sinfonietta in English:

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sinfonietta

Pronunciation: /ˌsinfənˈyedə/

noun

Music
1A short or simple symphony.
Example sentences
  • In the liner notes to the recording, Jacob likens his work to ‘a miniature symphony or sinfonietta,’ mainly because the movements show the bare bones of symphonic classical forms.
  • Still, in loveliness, this utility sinfonietta is not surpassed by many.
1.1A small symphony orchestra.
Example sentences
  • The National Youth Orchestra has chosen the prestigious festival as one of the events to unveil its newly-established sinfonietta.
  • The sinfonietta is currently on a European tour which will also take it to Slovakia this month.

Origin

Italian, diminutive of sinfonia (see sinfonia).

Words that rhyme with sinfonietta

abetter, begetter, better, bettor, biretta, bruschetta, carburettor (US carburetor), debtor, feta, fetter, forgetter, getter, go-getter, Greta, Henrietta, letter, Loretta, mantelletta, operetta, petter, Quetta, setter, sweater, upsetter, Valletta, vendetta, whetter

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Syllabification: sin·fo·niet·ta

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