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orchestra

noun uk   /ˈɔː.kɪ.strə/  us   /ˈɔːr-/

orchestra noun (MUSIC)

B1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a large group of musicians who play many different instruments together and are led by a conductor : She's a cellist in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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orchestra noun (THEATRE)

the orchestra [S] US (UK the stalls) the seats on the main floor of a theatre or cinema, not at a higher level
orchestral
adjective uk   /ɔːˈkes.trəl/  us   /ɔːr-/
B2 an orchestral arrangement
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