from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of music, most popular in the late 19th century, that is based on an extramusical theme, such as a story or nationalistic ideal, and usually consists of a single extended movement for a symphony orchestra. Also called tone poem.
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- n. A piece of orchestral music, in one movement, based on something non-musical, such as a story or a painting.
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- n. an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
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