Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (ôr′kĭ-strə, -kĕs′trə)
1. Music
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.
or·ches′tral·ly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ɔrˈkɛs trəl)

1. of, pertaining to, or resembling an orchestra.
2. composed for or performed by an orchestra: orchestral works.
or•ches′tral•ly, adv.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.orchestral - relating to or composed for an orchestra; "orchestral score"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
خاص بالفِرْقَه الموسيقِيَّه
orkestrayla ilgili


[ɔːˈkestrəl] ADJorquestal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ɔːrˈkɛstrəl] adj [player, rehearsal] → d'orchestre; [concert, music] → orchestral(e)orchestra pit nfosse f d'orchestre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


adjOrchester-, orchestral; orchestral musicOrchestermusik f; orchestral musician or playerOrchestermusiker(in) m(f); orchestral workOrchesterwerk nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ɔːˈkɛstrl] adj (music, style) → orchestrale; (concert) → sinfonico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈoːkəstrə) noun
a (usually large) group of musicians playing together, led by a conductor.
orˈchestral (-ˈkes-) adjective
for, or given by, an orchestra. orchestral music; an orchestral concert.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
We read turn about, one taking the story up as the other tired, and as we read the drama played itself under the open sky and in the free air with such orchestral effects as the soughing woods or some rippling stream afforded.
Baden-Baden was the prettiest place he had seen yet, and orchestral music in the evening, under the stars, was decidedly a great institution.
When the people near him applauded the close of an air (as an English audience in such circumstances always WILL applaud), without the least consideration for the orchestral movement which immediately followed it, he looked round at them with an expression of compassionate remonstrance, and held up one hand with a gesture of polite entreaty.
Uzdaryk-duris!" in tones which made the orchestral uproar sound like fairy music.
The concert opens with Grazyna Bacewicz's Overture, a six-minute, orchestral tour-de-force that will showcase all sections of the orchestra in preparation for their larger roles in one of the summits of twentiethcentury orchestral music, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.
The renowned singer will perform orchestral versions of her biggest smashes as well as songs from the great cannon of disco.
'This new concert programming is our way of exploring a possible new frontier of orchestral music,' said MSO executive director Solares.
The orchestra, directed by local professional violinist Jane Hainey and coached by a team of professional tutors, was formed last autumn to give young musicians who play an orchestral instrument to grade three and above an opportunity to learn some of the orchestral repertoire and develop a range of musical skills while having fun and meeting other musicians.
by Times News Service Royal Opera House Muscat's splendid organ and orchestral concert will be held for one night only--Sunday, February 24, at 7pm.
The LCHS Band and Orchestra programs perform a wide array of classical music, orchestral transcriptions, and modern band and orchestral repertoire.
FRIDAY BELFAST AN ORCHESTRAL RENDITION OF DR DRE: 2001 The good thing is - this is exactly what you expect it to be, making it the event that is simply a must this weekend.