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noun
  1. (music) A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion; the instruments played by such a group.
  2. The area in a theatre or concert hall where the musicians sit, immediately in front of and below the stage.
  3. A semicircular space in front of the stage used by the chorus in ancient Greek theatres.
Translations:
  • Dutch: orkest
  • French: orchestre
  • German: Orchester
  • Italian: orchestra
  • Spanish: orquesta
Etymology: < Ancient Greek (polytonic, ) (orchÄstra) < (polytonic, áá) (orchoumai) "I dance"


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