noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Middle English symphonie, from Middle French, from Latin symphonia, from Greek symphōnia, from symphōnos concordant in sound, from syn- + phōnē voice, sound — more at ban Date: 15th century 1. consonance of sounds 2. a. ritornello 1 b. sinfonia 1 c. (1) a usually long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra (2) a musical composition (as for organ) resembling such a symphony in complexity or variety 3. consonance or harmony of color (as in a painting) 4. a. symphony orchestra b. a symphony orchestra concert 5. something that in its harmonious complexity or variety suggests a symphonic composition <
a symphony of flavors

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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