noun Etymology: French philharmonique, literally, loving harmony, from Italian filarmonico, from fil- phil- + armonia harmony, from Latin harmonia Date: 1843 symphony orchestra

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  • Philharmonic — Phil har*mon ic, n. One who loves harmony or music; also (Colloq.), short for {Philharmonic Society}, {Philharmonic concert}, {Philharmonic assemblage}, or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Philharmonic — [fil΄här män′ik] adj. [Fr philharmonique, infl. by It filharmonico < Gr philos, loving + harmonia,HARMONY] designating or of a society or other group formed to sponsor a symphony orchestra n. a symphony orchestra sponsored as by such a society …   English World dictionary

  • Philharmonic — Phil har*mon ic, a. [Philo + Gr. ? harmony: cf. F. philharmonique.] Loving harmony or music. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philharmonic — англ. [филамо/ник] philharmonie фр. [филармони/] Philharmonie нем. [филармони/] филармония …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • philharmonic — 1813 (name of a society founded in London for the promotion of instrumental music), from Fr. philharmonique (1739), from It. filarmonico, lit. loving harmony, from Gk. philos loving see PHILE (Cf. phile)) + ta harmonika theory of harmony, music,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • philharmonic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (in the names of orchestras) devoted to music …   English terms dictionary

  • philharmonic — UK [ˌfɪlɑː(r)ˈmɒnɪk] / US [ˌfɪlhɑrˈmɑnɪk] adjective [only before noun] music a philharmonic orchestra performs classical music the London Philharmonic Orchestra Derived word: philharmonic UK / US noun countable Word forms philharmonic : singular… …   English dictionary

  • philharmonic — [[t]fɪ̱lɑː(r)mɒ̱nɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n A philharmonic orchestra is a large orchestra which plays classical music. The Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra played Beethoven s Ninth Symphony. N IN NAMES Philharmonic is also a noun. He will conduct the… …   English dictionary

  • philharmonic — phil|har|mon|ic [ ,fılhar manık ] adjective only before noun a philharmonic orchestra performs classical music: the London Philharmonic Orchestra ╾ phil|har|mon|ic noun count: the New York Philharmonic …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • philharmonic — /fil hahr mon ik, fil euhr /, adj. 1. fond of or devoted to music; music loving: used esp. in the name of certain musical societies that sponsor symphony orchestras (Philharmonic Societies) and hence applied to their concerts (philharmonic… …   Universalium

  • philharmonic — /fɪlhaˈmɒnɪk / (say filhah monik), /ˈfɪləmɒnɪk / (say filuhmonik) adjective fond of music; music loving, used especially in the name of certain musical societies (Philharmonic Societies) and hence applied to their concerts (philharmonic concerts) …   Australian English dictionary

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