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sinfonietta

[sin-fuh n-yet-uh, -fohn-] /ˌsɪn fənˈyɛt ə, -foʊn-/
noun
1.
a short symphony.
2.
a small symphony orchestra, often composed solely of stringed instruments.
3.
a symphony for fewer than the usual number of instruments.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Italian; diminutive of sinfonia sinfonia
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sinfonietta

/ˌsɪnfənˈjɛtə; -fəʊn-/
noun
1.
a short or light symphony
2.
(capital when part of name) a small symphony orchestra
Word Origin
Italian: a little symphony, from sinfonia
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