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orchestra

or·ches·tra

orchestra

pronunciation:
or k str
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of musicians who play various instruments and perform together.
similar words:
band, chamber orchestra, ensemble, philharmonic, symphony, symphony orchestra
definition 2: the space in front of and usu. below the stage in a theater, where such a musical group accompanies dramatic performances.
synonyms:
pit
definition 3: the section of seats on the main floor of a theater, usu. in front.
similar words:
parterre
derivations: orchestral (adj.), orchestrally (adv.)
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Orchestra is an ancient Greek word for the area in a theater where the dancers performed.
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