chamber orchestra
noun Date: circa 1927 a small orchestra usually with one player for each part

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chamber orchestra — chamber orchestras N COUNT A chamber orchestra is a small orchestra which plays classical music …   English dictionary

  • chamber orchestra — n. an orchestra much smaller than a symphony orchestra, usually playing compositions suited to it …   English World dictionary

  • chamber orchestra — chamber ,orchestra noun count a small orchestra that plays classical music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chamber orchestra — chamber .orchestra n a small group of musicians who play ↑classical music together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chamber orchestra — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chamber orchestra : singular chamber orchestra plural chamber orchestras music a small orchestra that plays classical music …   English dictionary

  • chamber orchestra — noun small orchestra; usually plays classical music • Hypernyms: ↑orchestra * * * noun, pl ⋯ tras [count] : a small group of musicians who play classical music together * * * ˈchamber orchestra [chamber orchestra] noun a small group of …   Useful english dictionary

  • chamber orchestra — noun An orchestra of modest size, to play chamber music, yet larger then the various chamber ensembles named after their number of instruments (from duo to nonet) …   Wiktionary

  • chamber orchestra — a small orchestra, commonly of about 25 players. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • chamber orchestra — cham′ber or chestra n. mus mad a small orchestra commonly of about 25 players • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • chamber orchestra — /ˈtʃeɪmbər ɔkəstrə/ (say chaymbuhr awkuhstruh) noun a small orchestra of around twenty to thirty players …   Australian English dictionary

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