Definition of string orchestra in English:

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string orchestra

Pronunciation: /striNG ˈôrkəstrə/ Pronunciation: /ˈôrˌkestrə/

noun

An orchestra consisting only of bowed string instruments of the violin family.
Example sentences
  • Its unusual scoring features a piano and string quartet against a string orchestra.
  • The work is scored for strings (both a string orchestra and a quartet, spatially separated), vibraphones, celesta, bells, and harp.
  • Steger gives us five varied concerti on four instruments, and the string orchestra have two to themselves.

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Syllabification: string or·ches·tra

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