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sinfonia

[sin-foh-nee-uh; Italian seen-faw-nee-ah] /ˌsɪn foʊˈni ə; Italian ˌsin fɔˈni ɑ/
noun, plural sinfonias, sinfonie
[sin-foh-nee-ey; Italian seen-faw-nee-e] /ˌsɪn foʊˈni eɪ; Italian ˌsin fɔˈni ɛ/ (Show IPA).
Music.
1.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Italian; see symphony
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British Dictionary definitions for sinfonie

sinfonia

/ˌsɪnfəˈnɪə/
noun (pl) -nie (-ˈniːeɪ)
1.
another word for symphony (sense 2), symphony (sense 3)
2.
(capital when part of a name) a symphony orchestra
Word Origin
Italian
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Word Origin and History for sinfonie

sinfonia

n.

1773, from Italian sinfonia, from Medieval Latin symphonia (see symphony).

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Encyclopedia Article for sinfonie

sinfonia

in music, any of several instrumental forms, primarily of Italian origin. In the earlier Baroque period (mid-17th century), the term was used synonymously with canzona and sonata. For most of the 17th and 18th centuries, the name referred particularly to orchestral introductions to operas and cantatas.

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