from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the arrangement of music for performance by an orchestra
  • n. a composition that has been orchestrated
  • n. the control of diverse elements

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The arrangement of music for an orchestra; orchestral treatment of a composition; -- called also instrumentation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In music, the act, process, science, or result of composing or arranging music for an orchestra; instrumentation.
  • n. Figuratively, a harmonious arrangement as of colors in painting.

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

  • 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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