symphony orchestra
noun Date: circa 1881 a large orchestra of winds, strings, and percussion that plays symphonic works

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • symphony orchestra — a large orchestra composed of wind, string, and percussion instruments and organized to perform symphonic compositions. [1880 85] * * *       large orchestra of winds, strings, and percussion that plays symphonic works. See orchestra. * * * …   Universalium

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