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or·ches·tra

orchestra

 
pronunciation:
or k str
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of musicians who play different kinds of instruments and perform together.
similar words:
band, symphony, symphony orchestra
definition 2: the space in front of and below the stage in a theater. The orchestra is where a group of musicians plays during an opera or play.
definition 3: the section of seats in the front of a theater's main floor.
derivations: orchestral (adj.), orchestrally (adv.)
Word History
Orchestra is an ancient Greek word for the area in a theater where the dancers performed.
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