symphony-orchestra

symphony orchestra

noun
a large orchestra composed of wind, string, and percussion instruments and organized to perform symphonic compositions.

Origin:
1880–85

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symphony orchestra
 
n
music an orchestra capable of performing symphonies, esp the large orchestra comprising strings, brass, woodwind, harp, and percussion

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