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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] < Ancient Greek ορχήστρα (orchēstra) < ὀρχοῦμαι (orchoumai) "I dance"

Noun

Singular
orchestra

Plural
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  1. (music) A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including strings, woodwind, brass and percussion; the instruments played by such a group.
  2. The area in a theatre or concert hall where the musicians sit, immediately in front of and below the stage.
  3. A semicircular space in front of the stage used by the chorus in ancient Greek theatres.

Usage notes

  • In the UK, "The orchestra are tuning up." is often used. In the US, one would almost always hear "The orchestra is tuning up."

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Italian

Noun

orchestra f. (plural orchestre)

  1. orchestra
  2. band
  3. orchestra pit

Verb

orchestra

  1. Third-person singular present tense of orchestrare.
  2. Second-person singular imperative of orchestrare.

Romanian

Noun

orchestra f. (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of orchestră)

  1. the orchestra

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