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phil·har·mon·ic

 (fĭl′här-mŏn′ĭk, fĭl′ər-)
adj.
1. Devoted to or appreciative of music.
2. Relating to a symphony orchestra.
n. also Philharmonic
A symphony orchestra or the group that supports it.

[French philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico : Greek phil-, philo-, philo- + Greek harmonika, theory of music, from neuter pl. of harmonikos, musical; see harmonic.]

philharmonic

(ˌfɪlhɑːˈmɒnɪk; ˌfɪlə-)
adj
1. (Classical Music) fond of music
2. (Classical Music) (capital when part of a name) denoting an orchestra, choir, society, etc, devoted to the performance, appreciation, and study of music
n
(Classical Music) (capital when part of a name) a specific philharmonic choir, orchestra, or society
[C18: from French philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico music-loving; see philo-, harmony]

phil•har•mon•ic

(ˌfɪl hɑrˈmɒn ɪk, ˌfɪl ər-)
n.
(often cap.) symphony orchestra.
[1755–65; < French philharmonique or Italian filarmonico]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.philharmonic - a large orchestraphilharmonic - a large orchestra; can perform symphonies; "we heard the Vienna symphony"
orchestra - a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
Adj.1.philharmonic - composing or characteristic of an orchestral group; "philharmonic players"
2.philharmonic - devoted to or appreciative of music; "the most philharmonic ear is at times deeply affected by a simple air"
musical - talented in or devoted to music; "comes from a very musical family"
Translations

philharmonic

[fɪlɑːˈmɒnɪk] ADJfilarmónico
the Berlin Philharmonic (Orchestra)la (Orquesta) Filarmónica de Berlín

philharmonic

[ˌfɪlɑːrˈmɒnɪk]
adj [orchestra] → philharmonique

philharmonic

adjphilharmonisch; philharmonic hall/societyPhilharmonie f
n PhilharmonicPhilharmonie f

philharmonic

[ˌfɪlhɑːˈmɒnɪk] adjfilarmonico/a
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