Definition of sinfonietta in English:


Line breaks: sin¦foni|etta
Pronunciation: /ˌsɪnfəʊnɪˈɛtə


  • 1A short or simple symphony.
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    • 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: [as name]: the Bournemouth Sinfonietta
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    • 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.


Italian, diminutive of sinfonia (see sinfonia).

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