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orchestra

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈɔːkɪstrə/
MUSIC B1 a large group of musicians who play different instruments together: a symphony orchestra a youth orchestraTechnical music terms
SEATS US ( UK the stalls) the seats on the main floor near the front of a theatre or cinemaTheatres, cinemas and their partsChairs and seats
orchestral
 
 
/ɔːˈkestrəl/ adjective
B2 [always before noun] Orchestral music is played by or written for an orchestra.Technical music terms
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