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[sim-fon-ik] /sɪmˈfɒn ɪk/
Music. of, for, pertaining to, or having the character of a symphony or symphony orchestra.
of or relating to symphony or harmony of sounds.
characterized by similarity of sound, as words.
Origin of symphonic
1855-60; symphon(y) + -ic
Related forms
symphonically, adverb
nonsymphonic, adjective
nonsymphonically, adverb
presymphonic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for symphonic
  • The fans of symphonic music and video games have found a harmonic convergence in live orchestral performances of game soundtracks.
  • Perhaps the search of symphonic algorithms could be next.
  • Such a complete symphonic flowering so late in a composer's life was virtually unprecedented in the history of music.
  • They've concocted an experience that's both symphonic and in every way fantastic.
  • On records, spooky symphonic rarities that go bump in the night.
  • Dedicated to achieving excellence in both contemporary and traditional symphonic repertoire.
  • Thereafter he concentrated on symphonic poems, chamber and instrumental works.
Word Origin and History for symphonic

1854 (implied in symphonically); see symphony + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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