Definition of orchestral in English:

orchestral

Syllabification: or·ches·tral
Pronunciation: /ôrˈkestrəl
 
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adjective

  • 1Written for an orchestra to play: orchestral music
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    • By 1800 Beethoven was writing more orchestral music, and the sonatas began to break away from the symphonic mould.
    • The beautiful sense of orchestral chamber music the trio brought to the Largo was memorable.
    • You would believe that Debussy himself wrote the orchestral version of Claire de lune.
  • 1.1Of or relating to an orchestra: an orchestral conductor
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    • From Auckland, Vivian had been an orchestral conductor while Harold played clarinet.
    • Reger, thanks to his experience as a conductor, was a master of orchestral sound.
    • No conductor presently active commands more respect from orchestral players than Lorin Maazel.

Derivatives

orchestrally

adverb
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  • He also wrote a substantial quantity of orchestrally accompanied church music in which solo, ensemble, and choral textures are effectively mixed in a way that to some extent foreshadows Haydn.
  • I first encountered the music in the orchestral version and have a preference for it; it seems to me that the music was conceived orchestrally.
  • Bearing in mind he always thought orchestrally, we had to establish exactly the right fingering.

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