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a. A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwinds, brass instruments, and percussion instruments.
b. The instruments played by such a group.
2. The area in a theater or concert hall where the musicians sit, immediately in front of and below the stage.
a. The front section of seats nearest the stage in a theater.
b. The entire main floor of a theater.
4. A semicircular space in front of the stage used by the chorus in ancient Greek theaters.
[Latin orchēstra, the space in front of the stage in Greek theaters where the chorus performed, from Greek orkhēstrā, from orkheisthai, to dance.]
or·ches′tral (ôr-kĕs′trəl) adj.
1. (Classical Music) a large group of musicians, esp one whose members play a variety of different instruments. See also symphony orchestra, string orchestra, chamber orchestra
2. (Classical Music) a group of musicians, each playing the same type of instrument: a balalaika orchestra.
3. (Theatre) Also called: orchestra pit the space reserved for musicians in a theatre, immediately in front of or under the stage
4. (Theatre) chiefly US and Canadian the stalls in a theatre
5. (Theatre) (in the ancient Greek theatre) the semicircular space in front of the stage
[C17: via Latin from Greek: the space in the theatre reserved for the chorus, from orkheisthai to dance]
or•ches•tra(ˈɔr kə strə, -kɛs trə)
n., pl. -tras.
1. a group of performers on various musical instruments, including esp. strings, winds, and percussion, who play music together.
2. (in a modern theater)
a. the space reserved for the musicians, usu. the front part of the main floor (or′chestra pit`).
b. the entire main-floor space for the audience.
c. the front section of seats on the main floor; parquet.
3. (in an ancient Greek theater) the circular space in front of the stage, allotted to the chorus.
4. (in a Roman theater) a similar space reserved for persons of distinction.
[1590–1600; < Latin orchēstra < Greek orchḗstra the space on which the chorus danced, derivative of orcheîsthai to dance]
- wind band - A band of wind instruments or a collective term for the wind instruments of an orchestra.
- first chair - The premier musician playing a particular instrument in an orchestra—seated closest to the audience, taking the lead for that instrument's movements, and playing any solos.
- first violin - Leads the orchestra and plays notes in a higher range than second violins; parts for the first violin usually have more of the main tune and are technically more difficult to play.
- orchestra - The earliest senses of orchestra were "the semicircular area for the chorus to dance in an ancient Greek theatre" and the art of dancing itself (from Greek orkheisthai, "to dance").
Orchestraa group of performers on various instruments, 1720; the collective sound which is reminiscent of an orchestra playing, as the sound of the sea or the wind.
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|Noun||1.||orchestra - a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players|
section - a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
chamber orchestra - small orchestra; usually plays classical music
string orchestra - an orchestra playing only stringed instruments
|2.||orchestra - seating on the main floor in a theater|
seating, seating area, seating room, seats - an area that includes places where several people can sit; "there is seating for 40 students in this classroom"
Instruments in a full orchestraviolin, viola, double bass, piano, harp, piccolo, flute, oboe, cor anglais, contra-bassoon, bassoon, clarinet, french horn, trumpet, tuba, trombone, timpani, gong, bass-drum, xylophone, celesta, snare drum, tubular bells
أورْكِسْتْرا: فِرْقَه موسيقِيَّهالأُورْكِسْتْرَا
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a (usually large) group of musicians playing together, led by a conductor. orkes أورْكِسْتْرا: فِرْقَه موسيقِيَّه оркестър orquestra orchestr das Orchester orkester ορχήστραorquesta orkester ارکستر orkesteri orchestreתזמורת वादक समूह orkestar zenekar orkestra hljómsveit orchestra オーケストラ 오케스트라 orkestras orķestris orkestra orkestorkesterorkiestra اركستر orquestra orchestră оркестр orchester orkester orkestar orkester วงดนตรีขนาดใหญ่ที่เล่นเพลงคลาสสิค orkestra 管弦樂隊 оркестр آرکيسٹرا، سازندوں کي جماعت dàn nhạc 管弦乐队orˈchestral (-ˈkes-) adjective
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