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  • adj. Relating to an orchestra or to music played by an orchestra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an orchestra; suitable for, or performed in or by, an orchestra.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to an orchestra; suitable for or performed by an orchestra: as, orchestral music.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or composed for an orchestra


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orchestra +‎ -al.


  • 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.

    The Golden Calf

  • 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.

    Diaghilev: Lord of the dance

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • 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.

    Where the Bears Are

  • Dark compelxion, dark hair, sun glasses, red lipstick and mariachi and latin orchestral music wafting out the sunroof ...

    Guad phone & address needed - Jaguar dealer

  • 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.

    Get on board

  • The band here represented is much stronger than those that generally figure in Japanese orchestral and theatrical entertainments.

    Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs

  • 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.

    Music and Peace

  • Richard Kapp was his name and orchestral conducting, his lifelong profession and passion.

    Edward Lee: Golan v. Holder: Supreme Court to Review Copyrighting Works in Public Domain

  • "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.

    The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers


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