Definition of symphonic in English:


Line breaks: sym|phon¦ic
Pronunciation: /sɪmˈfɒnɪk


1(Of music) relating to or having the form or character of a symphony: Franck’s Symphonic Variations
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  • The symphonic character of Gustav Mahler's music gave me the freedom to create a drama out of the music rather than retell a pre-written story.
  • My father prefers everything else, especially symphonic music, but on occasion he'll play traditional Asian music.
  • Matthews has defined symphonic music as being one which ‘contrasts dynamic energy with passivity’.
1.1Relating to or written for a symphony orchestra: symphonic and chamber music
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  • There are three halls of different sizes with seating capacity from almost 3000 in the big symphonic hall, to the more intimate chamber space with 750 seats.
  • None of the symphonic music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov, Delius, Richard Strauss or Skryabin is without longueurs.
  • His concert career also included engagements as a conductor, particularly of Brahms's symphonic music.



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  • But there's always someone out there looking to spoil the opportunities for patriotism from the symphonically inclined.
  • Michael Franklin-Browne plays his drums almost symphonically, bringing a sense of grand architecture to riff-driven songs with rich pop harmonies.
  • A lot of amateur musicians get together and they'd love to play symphonically but they can't without a club or a context so they help each other by participating in the group.

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