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symphonic poem

Syllabification: sym·phon·ic po·em

Definition of symphonic poem in English:

noun

Another term for tone poem.
Example sentences
  • He composed ballets, operas, symphonies, symphonic poems, and sacred music, and prepared a completed version of Musorgsky's opera Sorochintsy Fair, which he conducted in Monte Carlo in 1923.
  • In a symphonic poem or a concert overture with a title or a programme, it is the latter that specifies the locus.
  • For these reasons, folk song finds its way into symphonic poems, and sacred songs become national anthems.

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Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing