Definitions

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

  • adjective Relating to or having the character or form of a symphony.
  • adjective Harmonious in sound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to symphony, or harmony of sounds; symphonious.
  • Having the same sound, as two words; homophonic; homophonous; homonymous.
  • In music, pertaining or relating to or characteristic of a symphony: as, a composition in symphonic form.

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

  • adjective Symphonious.
  • adjective (Mus.) Relating to, or in the manner of, symphony.

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  • adjective music Characteristic of a symphony

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

  • adjective harmonious in sound
  • adjective relating to or characteristic or suggestive of a symphony

Etymologies

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symphony +‎ -ic

Examples

  • His new release, "No Beginning, No End," is a remembrance of his late daughter, rendered in symphonic proportions but still uniquely personal.

    Swinging Into November

  • The band is frequently described as symphonic metal or operatic metal.

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  • The singer described the album as "symphonic" - and said it included "a full on collaboration with an orchestra".

    Music News - GIGWISE.com

  • Here the musical, immaterial harmony, resulting from a composition which might be called symphonic, was enhanced by a new harmony, which was the feeling of the circulation of the same blood in all the assembled persons.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Expect to see 11 players working with a single-consciousness in what can only be described as symphonic motion.

    The Walton Tribune: News

  • Expect to see 11 players working with a single-consciousness in what can only be described as symphonic motion.

    The Walton Tribune: News

  • It is constructed on a conventional model, and its thematic material is drawn from the music of the opera; but, like the prelude to Wagner's lyric comedy, "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," it presents the contents of the play in the form of what many years after its composition came to be called a symphonic poem, and illustrates the ideal which was in Gluck's mind when, in the preface to "Alceste," he said, "I imagined that the overture ought to prepare the audience for the action of the piece, and serve as a kind of argument to it."

    A Book of Operas Their Histories, Their Plots, and Their Music

  • And if hed gone on, you know, just imagine what kind of symphonic poems and symphonies - I mean in my opinion - he would have written.

    Marin Alsop's Shared Musical Roots

  • And if hed gone on, you know, just imagine what kind of symphonic poems and symphonies - I mean in my opinion - he would have written.

    Marin Alsop's Shared Musical Roots

  • And if hed gone on, you know, just imagine what kind of symphonic poems and symphonies - I mean in my opinion - he would have written.

    Marin Alsop's Shared Musical Roots

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