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orchestranoun

uk   /ˈɔː.kɪ.strə/  us   /ˈɔːr.kə.strə/
  • 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   /ɔːrˈkes.trəl/
B2 an orchestral arrangement
(Definition of orchestra from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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orchestranoun [C]

 us   /ˈɔr·kə·strə, -kes·trə/
a large group of musicians playing different instruments and usually organized to play together and led by a conductor: the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
The orchestra of a theater is the part on the main floor: We’ve got seats in the fifth row of the orchestra.
orchestral
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɔrˈkes·trəl/
an orchestral arrangement
(Definition of orchestra from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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