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To practice your scales, so to speak, in order play the symphony, is what you have to do as a young poet.
Rita Dove

Meaning of "symphony" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SYMPHONY

From Old French symphonie, from Latin symphōnia concord, concert, from Greek sumphōnia, from syn- + phōnē sound.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SYMPHONY

symphony  [ˈsɪmfənɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYMPHONY

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Symphony 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 SYMPHONY 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.

Definition of symphony in the English dictionary

The first definition of symphony in the dictionary is an extended large-scale orchestral composition, usually with several movements, at least one of which is in sonata form. The classical form of the symphony was fixed by Haydn and Mozart, but the innovations of subsequent composers have freed it entirely from classical constraints. It continues to be a vehicle for serious, large-scale orchestral music. Other definition of symphony is a piece of instrumental music in up to three very short movements, used as an overture to or interlude in a baroque opera. Symphony is also any purely orchestral movement in a vocal work, such as a cantata or oratorio.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYMPHONY


antiphony
ænˈtɪfənɪ
cacophony
kəˈkɒfənɪ
colophony
kɒˈlɒfənɪ
epiphany
ɪˈpɪfənɪ
euphony
ˈjuːfənɪ
homophony
hɒˈmɒfənɪ
monophony
mɒˈnɒfənɪ
Persephone
pəˈsɛfənɪ
photophony
fəˈtɒfənɪ
polyphony
pəˈlɪfənɪ
radiotelephony
ˌreɪdɪəʊtɪˈlefənɪ
satanophany
ˌseɪtənˈɒfənɪ
stephane
ˈstɛfənɪ
tautophony
tɔːˈtɒfənɪ
telephony
tɪˈlɛfənɪ
theophany
θɪˈɒfənɪ
Tiffanie
ˈtɪfənɪ
tiffany
ˈtɪfənɪ
Tisiphone
tɪˈsɪfənɪ
Zoffany
ˈzɒfənɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYMPHONY

symphilous
symphily
symphonic
symphonic poem
symphonically
symphonies
symphonion
symphonious
symphoniously
symphonist
symphony orchestra
symphony writer
symphyseal
symphyseotomy
symphyses
symphysial
symphysiotomy
symphysis
symphystic
symphytic

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYMPHONY

acrophony
ambiophony
Anthony
aphony
apophony
autochthony
autophony
ciphony
diaphony
dodecaphony
gramophony
heterophony
laryngophony
phony
quadraphony
quadrophony
radiophony
wireless telephony

Synonyms and antonyms of symphony in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «symphony» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYMPHONY

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

Translator English - Chinese

交响乐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sinfonía
570 millions of speakers

English

symphony
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिम्फनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِيمْفُونِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

симфония
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sinfonia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

symphonie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Simfoni
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sinfonie
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

Symphony
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhạc giao hưởng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிம்பொனி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वृदांवनाच्या संपूर्ण कार्यक्रमासाठी असलेले संगीत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

senfoni
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sinfonia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

symfonia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

симфонія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

simfonie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμφωνία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

simfonie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

symfoni
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

symfoni
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of symphony

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMPHONY»

The term «symphony» is very widely used and occupies the 9.593 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYMPHONY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «symphony» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «symphony» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SYMPHONY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word symphony.
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David Amram
I learned from my uncle that jazz, like symphony music, was built to last.
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Johannes Brahms
A symphony is no joke.
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Guy Clark
It was really amazing. I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony, like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing. And he just blew us away.
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Laurie Colwin
Not everyone can write a book or paint a picture or write a symphony, but almost anyone can fall in love. There is something almost miraculous in that.
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Elvis Costello
And over the last ten years, after my work with the Brodsky Quartet, I had the opportunity to write arrangements for chamber group, chamber orchestra, jazz orchestra, symphony orchestra even.
6
Darren Criss
As a composer and as a musician I'm a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I'm a believer that there's artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There's art in absolutely everything.
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Darren Criss
I'm like any other composer. If you give me five years to write a symphony, I'm still going to be asking for more time two days before it's due.
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Rita Dove
To practice your scales, so to speak, in order play the symphony, is what you have to do as a young poet.
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Gustavo Dudamel
It's a physical challenge. It's a spiritual challenge. I'm studying almost every day a different symphony, not returning to any one for a week.
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Danny Elfman
I don't see myself necessarily having a burning desire to write a symphony.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYMPHONY»

Discover the use of symphony in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to symphony and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Symphony: A Listener's Guide
Presents an exhaustive listener's guide to the symphony, replete with musical examples, biographical details, historical background, and commentaries on more than one hundred major works
Michael Steinberg, 1995
2
Late Idyll: The Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms
In this elegant book, premier musicologist Reinhold Brinkmann guides us through Brahms's "Second Symphony," examining musical ideas in all their compositional facets and placing them in the context of major trends in the intellectual ...
Reinhold Brinkmann, 1995
3
Bruckner: Symphony
Explores this many-faceted work from several angles, offering an accessible guide to its musical design.
Benjamin M. Korstvedt, 2000
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
This book discusses the conception, genesis, reception, and structure of Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the Pathetique.
Timothy L. Jackson, 1999
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Beethoven: Eroica Symphony
This book traces the compositional process and puts the Eroica in precise historical and aesthetic perspective: the political situations that brought about both the dedication to Napoleon and its withdrawal show that Beethoven followed ...
Thomas Sipe, 1998
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A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave ...
Explains the controversial development of neurofeedback, an instrument considered effective in treating such psychological and physiological conditions as epilepsy, autism, head injuries, addictions, and depression.
Jim Robbins, 2008
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My Symphony
An illustrated verse offers reflection on such virtues as simplicity, honesty, patience, and modesty
‎1997
8
Beethoven: Symphony
Nicholas Cook's guide charts the dramatic transformation in the reception of Symphony No. 9.
Nicholas Cook, 1993
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Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style: ...
This volume offers a new view of Joseph Haydn's instrumental music.
James Webster, 2004
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The Farewell Symphony
In 1772, with summer long gone and winter fast approaching, Joseph Haydn, court musician to Prince Nicholas of Esterhazy, creates a symphony that finally persuades his oblivious employer to close up his summer palace and allow the staff to ...
Anna Harwell Celenza, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYMPHONY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term symphony is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vic Firth, noted BSO timpanist, drumstick maker, dies at 85
Everett “Vic” Firth, the celebrated principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 2002 who also started a successful percussion equipment ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
2
'Castlevania' creator just funded a 'Symphony' successor
In case that two-hour commentary video featuring Castlevania: Symphony of the Night from over the weekend stoked a new fire in you for another side-scrolling ... «Engadget, May 15»
3
San Francisco symphony turns to nightclub to win fans
SoundBox is the San Francisco Symphony's latest effort to attract a younger audience as it faces dwindling ticket sales and an average attendee age of over 60. «CTV News, Apr 15»
4
Toronto Symphony Bans Pianist Critical of Kiev Regime
Under pressure from right-wing Ukrainian-Canadian groups, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) removed Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa as the ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Apr 15»
5
Toronto symphony bans Ukrainian-born pianist over 'provocative …
TORONTO — Ukrainian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa will not perform with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra this week because of what the TSO calls ... «National Post, Apr 15»
6
Simon Rattle appointed music director of London Symphony Orchestra
You have no idea how wonderful an orchestra like the London Symphony Orchestra ... of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra between 1980 and 1998. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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Eschenbach to leave NSO, Kennedy Center music directorship in …
When Deborah Rutter took over as the Kennedy Center's president in September, music lovers wondered what would happen with the National Symphony ... «Washington Post, Feb 15»
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Agrees to a New Labor Deal
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced on Saturday that it would end its two-month lockout after reaching a deal that would give its musicians small raises ... «New York Times, Nov 14»
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Ferguson Protesters Disrupt St. Louis Symphony With Song For …
Protesters disrupted a performance of the St. Louis Symphony on Saturday night, unfurling banners and launching into song just as the show was about to ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
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Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading Boston Symphony
BOSTON — The Andris Nelsons era at the Boston Symphony Orchestra began on Saturday night when this exciting Latvian conductor led a festive program at ... «New York Times, Sep 14»

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