American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A musical composition that has been orchestrated.
- n. Arrangement of music for performance by an orchestra.
- n. Arrangement or control: orchestration of events.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music, the act, process, science, or result of composing or arranging music for an orchestra; instrumentation. As a branch of musical study it includes the structure, technique, and tone-qualities of all orchestral instruments, their artistic combination and contrast, and the method by which intended effects are indicated in notation. It is properly the chief division of instrumentation, though the latter is often made equivalent to it.
- n. Figuratively, a harmonious arrangement as of colors in painting.
- n. uncountable the arrangement of music for performance by an orchestra
- n. countable a composition that has been orchestrated
- n. uncountable the control of diverse elements
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) The arrangement of music for an orchestra; orchestral treatment of a composition; -- called also
- n. an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect
- n. an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band
- n. the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
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