Associations to the word «Philharmonic»


PHILHARMONIC, adjective. (music) appreciative of music, but especially to its performance
PHILHARMONIC, noun. (music) A full-size symphonic orchestra.
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, noun. (music) A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including some from strings, woodwind, brass and/or percussion; the instruments played by such a group. The prefix "philharmonic" does not indicate any difference from a normal orchestra, but can be useful to distinguish different ensembles based in the same city (for instance, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra).
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAS, noun. Plural of philharmonic orchestra

Dictionary definition

PHILHARMONIC, noun. A large orchestra; can perform symphonies; "we heard the Vienna symphony".
PHILHARMONIC, adjective. Composing or characteristic of an orchestral group; "philharmonic players".
PHILHARMONIC, adjective. Devoted to or appreciative of music; "the most philharmonic ear is at times deeply affected by a simple air".

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