Symphony name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Symphony

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  1. A user from Nigeria says the name Symphony means "Harmony,music".
  2. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Symphony is of American origin and means "Orchestra".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sym"pho*ny
  1. A consonance or harmony of sounds, agreeable to the ear, whether the sounds are vocal or instrumental, or both."The trumpets sound, And warlike symphony in heard around." [Dryden.]
  2. A stringed instrument formerly in use, somewhat resembling the virginal."With harp and pipe and symphony." [Chaucer.]
  3. [Mus]
    1. An elaborate instrumental composition for a full orchestra, consisting usually, like the sonata, of three or four contrasted yet inwardly related movements, as the allegro, the adagio, the minuet and trio, or scherzo, and the finale in quick time. The term has recently been applied to large orchestral works in freer form, with arguments or programmes to explain their meaning, such as the “symphonic poems” of Liszt. The term was formerly applied to any composition for an orchestra, as overtures, etc., and still earlier, to certain compositions partly vocal, partly instrumental.
    2. An instrumental passage at the beginning or end, or in the course of, a vocal composition; a prelude, interlude, or postude; a ritornello.

Etymology: F. symphoniecf. It. sinfonia), L. symphonia, Gr. �; sy`n with + � a sound, the voice. See Phonetic

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
  2. A large orchestra; can perform symphonies ("we heard the Vienna symphony")

From Old French simphonie, from Latin symphonia, from Ancient Greek συμφωνία (sumphōnía). Synchronically, syn- +‎ -phony.

  1. An extended piece of music of sophisticated structure, usually for orchestra.
  2. (music) An instrumental introduction or termination to a vocal composition.
  3. Harmony in music or colour, or a harmonious combination of elements.
  4. (US, informal) A symphony orchestra.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Symphony

Notable Persons With the Last Name Symphony

Street Symphony

Street Symphony is a record producer, music executive, and entrepreneurship. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. Street was given the name Torrance Esmond in Memphis, Tennessee. Street is also known as Esmond and Torrance.


Fun Facts about the name Symphony

  • How Popular is the name Symphony? Symphony is the 6,392nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Symphony have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,305 babies born with the first name Symphony in the United States. That's more than enough people named Symphony to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Symphony? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1979 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Symphony first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Symphony is Wednesday, September 25th, 1957.
  • What year had the most people named Symphony born? The highest recorded use of the first name Symphony was in 2015 with a total of 144 babies.
  • Random Symphony Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Symphony is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Ohio have the same name in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Symphony: The name spelled backwards is Ynohpmys. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yoyhnmps. How do you pronounce that?
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