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What is the meaning of the word orchestra?

What is the meaning of the word orchestra?

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Asked by I. Muller, Last updated: Sep 08, 2021

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j. Goodman

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J. Goodman, Web Content Writer, San Antonio

Answered Sep 03, 2018

Orchestra is an Italian word that refers to a large group of instrumentalists playing different musical instruments together led by a conductor who directs the performance with the movement of his hands. A large orchestra is also referred to as symphony orchestra.

In Greek, "orkheisthai" which is orchestra in English means "to dance". It refers to a semicircular space where chorus is sang or danced.

Orchestra also means the main floor of a theater or cinema.

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