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Adjective: philharmonic  ,fi-lu'mó-nik or ,fil,haa(r)'mó-nik
  1. Composing or characteristic of an orchestral group
    "philharmonic players"
  2. Devoted to or appreciative of music
    "the most philharmonic ear is at times deeply affected by a simple air"
Noun: philharmonic  ,fi-lu'mó-nik or ,fil,haa(r)'mó-nik
  1. A large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    "we heard the Vienna philharmonic";
    - symphony orchestra, symphony

Derived forms: philharmonics

See also: musical

Type of: orchestra

Encyclopedia: Philharmonic