Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to an orchestra; suitable for or performed by an orchestra: as, orchestral music.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to an orchestra; suitable for, or performed in or by, an orchestra.
- adj. relating to or composed for an orchestra
- orchestra + -al. (Wiktionary)
“They were taking the overture in what they called orchestral time; though it is doubtful whether even their playing could have kept pace with the hurrying of excited fiddles in a presto passage, or the roll of the big drum, simulating distant thunder.”
“There are some small answers: the persistence of atonality and robust sexuality in orchestral music; a connection between design and movement that continues to inform innovation in the theatre; the presence of liturgical ritual, gesture and androgyny in rock and roll.”
“Some of the sound quality in orchestral selections either hasn't aged well or has been a bit over-restored (I know Janowitz's voice has way more bloom than that), but the voice-and-piano repertoire sounds great, and the performances are consistently good.”
“One of the most popular tactics for getting butts (particularly young, firm ones) in American orchestral hall seats these days in a post-music education world is the indie-rock collaboration.”
“Dark compelxion, dark hair, sun glasses, red lipstick and mariachi and latin orchestral music wafting out the sunroof ...”
“Contemporary 'Classical' composers (though i don't like the term - perhaps orchestral is better?) are by and large academics - products of academies, music schools and university departments.”
“The band here represented is much stronger than those that generally figure in Japanese orchestral and theatrical entertainments.”
“It would be idle to make any comment upon the improvement in orchestral playing-nothing could better illustrate this than the growth of school orchestras.”
“Richard Kapp was his name and orchestral conducting, his lifelong profession and passion.”
“Ah-h!" said Mr. Alwynn, as if her reason were a weighty one, his memory possibly recalling the orchestral flourish which as a rule heralded his wife's return to consciousness.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘orchestral’.
With focus on non-classical styles, but not excluding terms of the latter.
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Words that are just fun to say. Entirely subjective, but I like 'em regardless. A complement to the list They Stumble Off The Tongue.
words that I like
words about things I love about music
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