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All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn't that way in my work.
George Gershwin

Meaning of "symphonies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMPHONIES

symphonies  [ˈsɪmfənɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMPHONIES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Symphonies is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SYMPHONIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Symphony

A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, generally scored for orchestra or concert band. A symphony usually contains at least one movement or episode composed according to the sonata principle. Many symphonies are tonal works in four movements with the first in sonata form, which is often described by music theorists as the structure of a "classical" symphony, although many symphonies by the acknowledged classical masters of the form, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven do not conform to this model.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMPHONIES


baronies
ˈbærənɪz
cacophonies
kəˈkɒfənɪz
chalcedonies
kælˈsedənɪz
Colonies
ˈkɒlənɪz
dittanies
ˈdɪtənɪz
litanies
ˈlɪtənɪz
oligopsonies
ˌɒlɪˈɡɒpsənɪz
patrimonies
ˈpætrɪmənɪz
polyphonies
pəˈlɪfənɪz
rhatanies
ˈrætənɪz
scammonies
ˈskæmənɪz
theogonies
θɪˈɒɡənɪz
theophanies
θɪˈɒfənɪz
tiffanies
ˈtɪfənɪz
tympanies
ˈtɪmpənɪz
tyrannies
ˈtɪrənɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMPHONIES

symphile
symphilism
symphilous
symphily
symphonic
symphonic poem
symphonically
symphonion
symphonious
symphoniously
symphonist
symphony
symphony orchestra
symphony writer
symphyseal
symphyseotomy
symphyses
symphysial
symphysiotomy
symphysis

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMPHONIES

agonies
balconies
boonies
ceremonies
companies
conies
cosmogonies
cronies
ebonies
felonies
harmonies
hegemonies
ironies
loonies
master of ceremonies
monies
peonies
phonies
ponies
testimonies
the Colonies

Synonyms and antonyms of symphonies in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «symphonies» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMPHONIES

Find out the translation of symphonies to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of symphonies from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «symphonies» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

交响乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sinfonías
570 millions of speakers

English

symphonies
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

symphonies
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سمفونيات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

симфонии
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sinfonias
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিম্ফোনির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

symphonies
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Simfoni
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sinfonien
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

交響曲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

교향곡
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Simfoni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản giao hưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிம்போநீஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सिम्फोनि
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

senfoniler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sinfonie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symfonie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

симфонії
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simfonii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμφωνίες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simfonieë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

symfonier
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

symfonier
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of symphonies

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMPHONIES»

The term «symphonies» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.669 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMPHONIES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about symphonies

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10 QUOTES WITH «SYMPHONIES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word symphonies.
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Christo
If some of our works are symphonies, then wrapped walkways was chamber music.
2
Alan Dean Foster
I hear entire symphonies, oratorios, in my head, but I can't write a note.
3
George Gershwin
All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn't that way in my work.
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Alan Hovhaness
I think that of my 21 symphonies, each has its own place.
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Zoltan Kodaly
I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies, to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten, too. It is there that it is decided whether there will be anybody to understand their works in twenty years' time.
6
William Mapother
I love classical music and often listen to symphonies or opera in the morning.
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Neville Marriner
Most Beethoven symphonies require 80 or more instruments, and the late romantics even more.
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Zubin Mehta
In truth, I became a conductor because deep down I wanted to conduct Brahms's four symphonies and Richard Strauss's tone poems.
9
Graeme Murphy
We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature of the instrumentation and the people we work with.
10
Miguel Nicolelis
Essentially, all expressions of human nature ever produced, from a caveman's paintings to Mozart's symphonies and Einstein's view of the universe, emerge from the same source: the relentless dynamic toil of large populations of interconnected neurons.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMPHONIES»

Discover the use of symphonies in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symphonies and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Haydn: The 'Paris' Symphonies
Three chapters of the book deal with the reception of Haydn's symphonies in Paris, documenting the extent to which they dominated the repertoire of important public concert series.
Bernard Harrison, 1998
2
A Critical Study of Beethoven's Nine Symphonies with a Few ...
This compact volume gathers brief, pithy essays Berlioz wrote on Beethoven's nine symphonies, his opera, Fidelio, and his piano sonatas and trios.
Hector Berlioz, 2000
3
Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics
In this 2004 book, Julian Horton seeks fresh ways of understanding the symphonies and the problems they have accrued by treating them as the focus for a variety of inter-disciplinary debates and methodological controversies.
Julian Horton, 2004
4
Celluloid Symphonies: Texts and Contexts in Film Music History
Celluloid Symphonies is a unique sourcebook of writings on music for film, bringing together fifty-three critical documents, many previously inaccessible.
Julie Hubbert, 2011
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Dimensions of Energy in Shostakovich's Symphonies
After setting out a broad conceptual framework for approaching this question, Michael Rofe proposes various potential sources of the perceived energy in Shostakovich's symphonies, describing also the historical significance of energeticist ...
Dr Michael Rofe, 2013
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Symphonies
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
George Egerton, 2012
7
New World Symphonies: How American Culture Changed European ...
This groundbreaking book shows for the first time the profound and transformative influence of American literature, music, and mythology on European music.
Jack Sullivan, 1999
8
Gustav Mahler, Songs and Symphonies of Life and Death: ...
The third volume of Mitchell's epic account of the composer and his works concentrates on the vocal music and, in particular, on some of his most famous, original, and best loved compositions.
Donald Mitchell, 1986
9
Walt Disney's Silly symphonies: a companion to the Classic ...
Silly Symphonies won every Academy Award presented to animation shorts throughout the 1930s.From the authors of the prize-winning Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney, this richly illustrated volume is a complete history of ...
Russell Merritt, J. B. Kaufman, Cineteca del Friuli, 2006
10
Beethoven's Symphonies: A Guided Tour
In this book, acclaimed Pianist and critic John Bell Young explores each of the nine symphonies, always looking beneath the surface for what makes the music so compelling.
John Bell Young, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMPHONIES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symphonies is used in the context of the following news items.
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Evenly Odd: Carl Nielsen's Distinctive Symphonies
Sample almost any spot in his symphonies and you'll find Nielsen up to something just a bit unusual, from harmonies and melodies that don't quite align to ... «NPR, Jun 15»
2
Disney To Release Restored Silly Symphony Soundtracks on Vinyl
This fall, Walt Disney Records and Fairfax Classics will release a collection of restored soundtracks for The Silly Symphonies, a historically important series that ... «Cartoon Brew, Jun 15»
3
Manatee Commune: A Solo Violist Hears Symphonies In Wires
A man stands in a small room, his whole body moving to the electronic beat he's creating. It's a typical room with a bookshelf, a lamp and dark curtains on the ... «NPR, Apr 15»
4
Mozart's last three symphonies, marvels anew at BSO
And so those three symphonies he composed in the summer of 1788 become not just three astonishingly brilliant works. They become his Final Symphonies. «Boston Globe, Mar 15»
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Album review: Haydn, Symphonies 57, 67, 68
The vehicle is three symphonies from Haydn's middle period, and the performances, recorded in Berkeley during two concert runs last year, bring out both the ... «SFGate, Mar 15»
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Lakota West, Mason symphonies play tribute concert at Music Hall
Two of the areas top high school symphonies are coming together for a historic ... really good," Mason High School's Wind Symphony Director Robert Bass said. «WLWT Cincinnati, Jan 15»
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First Play: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano …
In his introduction to the new set, Nagano writes about how the Beethoven symphonies can be interpreted afresh by each new generation of listeners. So, this ... «CBC.ca, Oct 14»
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Prom 53: Brahms Symphonies, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer
About 10 minutes into the Brahms Third Symphony I wanted to check a name in the Budapest Festival Orchestra's programme. I dared to turn a page. Bad idea. «The Arts Desk, Aug 14»
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Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies, Orchestra of the 18th Century …
A good healthy thwack on the timpani at the start of Mozart's E flat Symphony No 39 signals a performance alert to rhythmic emphasis and wise in expression. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 14»
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Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies
Soviet composer Vadim Salmanov is little more than a footnote outside Russia, but his four energetic, skillfully orchestrated symphonies are making a small ... «NPR, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Symphonies [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/symphonies>. Jul 2020 ».
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