Definition of symphony orchestra in English:

symphony orchestra

Syllabification: sym·pho·ny or·ches·tra


A large classical orchestra, including string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments.
More example sentences
  • The school has a strong music department and runs a symphony orchestra, a chamber orchestra, and several quartets.
  • The instrumentation of the military band is similar to that of the symphony orchestra, minus the strings, but with the addition of cornets and saxophones, and a multiplicity of flutes and clarinets of various sizes.
  • Work on a new media village at White City, west London, is almost complete but sources say plans for a new home for the BBC symphony orchestra and concert orchestra have been frozen.

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