orchestral Definition

  • 1relating to or typical of an orchestra
  • 2composed for or performed by an orchestra

Using orchestral: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "orchestral" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The orchestral performance was breathtaking.

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    The composer's latest work is an orchestral piece.

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    The conductor is known for his exceptional orchestral skills.

orchestral Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for orchestral

Phrases with orchestral

  • orchestral manoeuvres in the dark

    a British synth-pop band formed in 1978


    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released their latest album last year.

  • a written or printed representation of a musical composition for an orchestra


    The conductor studied the orchestral score before the performance.

  • a group of short pieces of music, each of which is played by an orchestra


    The concert featured an orchestral suite by Bach.


Summary: orchestral in Brief

The term 'orchestral' [ɔːˈkɛstrəl] refers to something that relates to or is typical of an orchestra. It can also refer to music that is composed for or performed by an orchestra. Examples include 'The orchestral performance was breathtaking' and 'The composer's latest work is an orchestral piece.'

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