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Symphony


SYM'PHONY, noun [Latin symphonia; Gr. with, and voice.]

1. A consonance or harmony of sounds agreeable to the ear, whether the sounds are vocal or instrumental, or both.

The trumpets sound,

And warlike symphony is heard around.

2. A musical instrument, mentioned by French writers.

3. A full concert.

4. An overture or other composition for instruments.