Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Devoted to or appreciative of music.
  • adjective Relating to a symphony orchestra.
  • noun A symphony orchestra or the group that supports it.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Loving harmony; fond of music; music-loving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Loving harmony or music.
  • noun (Colloq.), (Colloq.) One who loves harmony or music

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A full-size symphonic orchestra.

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

  • noun a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
  • adjective devoted to or appreciative of music
  • adjective composing or characteristic of an orchestral group

Etymologies

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

[French philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico : Greek phil-, philo-, philo- + Greek harmonika, theory of music, from neuter pl. of harmonikos, musical; see harmonic.]

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From phil- ("beloved, loved") + harmonic

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