Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or having the character or form of a symphony.
  • adj. Harmonious in sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of a symphony

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Symphonious.
  • adj. Relating to, or in the manner of, symphony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to symphony, or harmony of sounds; symphonious.
  • Having the same sound, as two words; homophonic; homophonous; homonymous.
  • In music, pertaining or relating to or characteristic of a symphony: as, a composition in symphonic form.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. harmonious in sound
  • adj. relating to or characteristic or suggestive of a symphony

Etymologies

symphony +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His new release, "No Beginning, No End," is a remembrance of his late daughter, rendered in symphonic proportions but still uniquely personal.

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  • The band is frequently described as symphonic metal or operatic metal.

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  • The singer described the album as "symphonic" - and said it included "a full on collaboration with an orchestra".

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  • Here the musical, immaterial harmony, resulting from a composition which might be called symphonic, was enhanced by a new harmony, which was the feeling of the circulation of the same blood in all the assembled persons.

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  • Expect to see 11 players working with a single-consciousness in what can only be described as symphonic motion.

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  • It is constructed on a conventional model, and its thematic material is drawn from the music of the opera; but, like the prelude to Wagner's lyric comedy, "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," it presents the contents of the play in the form of what many years after its composition came to be called a symphonic poem, and illustrates the ideal which was in Gluck's mind when, in the preface to "Alceste," he said, "I imagined that the overture ought to prepare the audience for the action of the piece, and serve as a kind of argument to it."

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  • And if hed gone on, you know, just imagine what kind of symphonic poems and symphonies - I mean in my opinion - he would have written.

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  • C. Palmer and Steve Howe instead would have been more involved in the instrumental passages, if the songs were more technical and a little bit "symphonic"; but of course, talking about present work (even though "Omega" should be the antipode of "Alpha" and - unlike this latter anyway inferior than their debut album - it's often easy), it doesn't implicate automatically that it can't contain a few features of prog music inside!!

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  • Adding three or four arrangements from his "regular book," the program will provide a chronological glimpse into the evolution of Whiteman's signature "symphonic" sound.

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  • Whiteman's classical training smoothed out the syncopation of ragtime and rough edges of hot jazz to create an immensely popular "symphonic" jazz dance music that would pave the way for the Big Band era.

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