sinfonia


sinfonia

sinfonia [sin-foh-nee-uh; Italian seen-faw-nee-ah] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural sin·fo·ni·as, sin·fo·ni·e [sin-foh-nee-ey; Italian seen-faw-nee-e] /ˌsɪn foʊˈni eɪ; Italian ˌsin fɔˈni ɛ/. Music. a symphony. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of sinfonia From Italian, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at symphony Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for sinfonia Historical Examples of sinfonia

  • The first page was rewritten and only then did the symphony receive the title: Sinfonia eroica.

    The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)

    Alexander Wheelock Thayer

  • The programme has eluded search; but one number was the Sinfonia Eroica, conducted by its author.

    The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)

    Alexander Wheelock Thayer

  • It was the Sinfonia Eroica—its first semi-public production.

    The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)

    Alexander Wheelock Thayer

  • Lulu plays Strauss’s Sinfonia Domestica on the mouth organ really screamingly.

    The Inca of Perusalem

    George Bernard Shaw

  • Yet in the sinfonia its proportions seem to reveal themselves for the first time.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for sinfonia sinfonia noun plural -nie (-ˈniːeɪ) another word for symphony (def. 2), symphony (def. 3) (capital when part of a name) a symphony orchestra Word Origin for sinfonia Italian Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for sinfonia n.

    1773, from Italian sinfonia, from Medieval Latin symphonia (see symphony).

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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