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string orchestra

an orchestra consisting only of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses
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  • From some concealed place came the music of a string orchestra.

    Ben Blair Will Lillibridge
  • At first only the string orchestra is heard, always pizzicato.

  • As I have already mentioned, Apollo was composed for string orchestra.

    An Autobiography Igor Stravinsky
  • As soon as they are good enough I will annex them to our string orchestra.

    A "Y Girl in France Katherine Shortall
  • In the hall a string orchestra was discoursing soft music and the place was filled with the hum of conversation and low laughter.

  • As it passed, the strains of its string orchestra sounded softly clear through the night.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • Later on, Handel reproduced the work for concert use by adding the string orchestra to it.

    Handel Romain Rolland
  • Occasionally he heard interesting sounds from below, music from a string orchestra, laughter of women, and the bass voices of men.

    Suzanna Stirs the Fire Emily Calvin Blake
  • A string orchestra—conducted by Strauss himself—played French melodies of the eighteenth century.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • If there is music have a string orchestra concealed behind palms in a corner of the hall or dining-room.

    Breakfasts and Teas Paul Pierce

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