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fan·ta·sia

 (făn-tā′zhə, -zhē-ə, făn′tə-zē′ə)
n. Music
1. A free composition structured according to the composer's fancy. Also called fantasy.
2. A medley of familiar themes, with variations and interludes.

[Italian, from Latin phantasia, fantasy; see fantasy.]

fantasia

(fænˈteɪzɪə; ˌfæntəˈzɪə)
n
1. (Music, other) any musical composition of a free or improvisatory nature
2. (Pop Music) a potpourri of popular tunes woven freely into a loosely bound composition
3. (Classical Music) another word for fancy13
[C18: from Italian: fancy; see fantasy]

fan•ta•sia

(fænˈteɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, ˌfæn təˈzi ə)

n., pl. -sias.
1. a dramatic, musical work, as for piano, in idiosyncratic form.
2. something considered to be unreal or exotic.
[1715–25; < Italian; see fantasy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fantasia - a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
Translations

fantasia

[fænˈteɪzɪə] N (Literat, Mus) → fantasía f

fantasia

[fænˈteɪziə] n (MUSIC)fantaisie f

fantasia

nFantasie f
References in classic literature ?
One was a fantasia, King Lear; the other was a quartette dedicated to the memory of Bach.
But the more he listened to the fantasia of Ring Lear the further he felt from forming any definite opinion of it.
During the whole of the performance Levin felt like a deaf man watching people dancing, and was in a state of complete bewilderment when the fantasia was over, and felt a great weariness from the fruitless strain on his attention.
Levin asked timidly, forgetting that the fantasia was supposed to represent King Lear.
Only then Levin recollected the title of the fantasia, and made haste to read in the Russian translation the lines from Shakespeare that were printed on the back of the program.
A sprightly tramp promised greater difficulty, and nothing but some ferocious pantomime and a shilling persuaded him to forego a choice fantasia of cockney humour.
At this violation of all known rules and precedents of order, the mayor commanded another fantasia on the bell, and declared that he would bring before himself, both Horatio Fizkin, Esquire, of Fizkin Lodge, and the Honourable Samuel Slumkey, of Slumkey Hall, and bind them over to keep the peace.
They must have been, and were, in the notes, as well as in the words of his wild fantasias (for he not unfrequently accompanied himself with rhymed verbal improvisations), the result of that intense mental collectedness and concentration to which I have previously alluded as observable only in particular moments of the highest artificial excitement.
It's important to note that Fantasia viewers are real geeks when it comes to watching genre movies-especially horror flicks.
Le Dr Mabrouk Boutagouga a souligne que la fantasia fait partie du patrimoine civilisationnel national, accompagnant toutes les activites de celebration des fetes.
In 2015, Fantasia Tile & Stone celebrated its 35th year selling unique tiles to designers and homeowners in the Twin Cities and all over the upper Midwest region.
Fantasia was released as a videogame for the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis consoles in 1991.