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 (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.


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.orchestral - relating to or composed for an orchestra; "orchestral score"
خاص بالفِرْقَه الموسيقِيَّه
orkestrayla ilgili


[ɔːˈkestrəl] ADJorquestal


[ɔːrˈkɛstrəl] adj [player, rehearsal] → d'orchestre; [concert, music] → orchestral(e)orchestra pit nfosse f d'orchestre


adjOrchester-, orchestral; orchestral musicOrchestermusik f; orchestral musician or playerOrchestermusiker(in) m(f); orchestral workOrchesterwerk nt


[ɔːˈkɛstrl] adj (music, style) → orchestrale; (concert) → sinfonico/a


(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.
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