Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: symphony
IPA transcription: [s'ɪmfəni]
Pronunciations of symphony
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: symphony, symphonic_music
    Meaning: a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
  • Synonyms: symphony_orchestra, symphony, philharmonic
    Meaning: a large orchestra; can perform symphonies; "we heard the Vienna symphony"
Usage examples
  • Symphony and Symphonic Poem
  • Accompanied as it is by the Thrushes' symphony, this alone is worth getting up for.
  • It seems that wood-wind instruments were still absent from the symphony orchestra in Salzburg.)
  • "He's a whole orchestra in himself," said Tommy enthusiastically, "and is the only living creature that I know of who can tackle a whole symphony without the aid of a hired man."
  • The first composer to convey a message from the North in tones to the European world was Gade, the Dane, known as the Symphony Master of the North, who was born in 1817 and died in 1890.
  • There's the Carletons coming to dinner Monday, and my studio Tea to-morrow, to say nothing of the Symphony and the opera, and the concerts you'd lose because you were too dead tired to go to them.
  • After the dazzle of day is gone, Only the dark, dark night shows to my eyes the stars; After the clangor of organ majestic, or chorus, or perfect band, Silent, athwart my soul, moves the symphony true.
  • With Mozart, whose life-work began after, but ended before that of Haydn, influencing and being influenced by the latter, the symphony broadened in scope and grew richer in warmth of melodious expression, definiteness of plan and completeness of form.
  • His four famous symphonic works are: "Fantastic Symphony," "Grand Funeral and Triumphal Symphony," "Harold in Italy" and "Romeo and Juliet." In a preface to the first he thus explains his ideas: "The plan of a musical drama without words, requires to be explained beforehand.
  • Beethoven further advanced the technique of the symphony, and proved its power to "strike fire from the soul of man." Varying his themes while repeating them, adding spice to his episodes and working out his entire scheme with consummate skill, he was able to construct from a motive of a few notes a mighty epic tone-poem.
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