designating or of a society or other group formed to sponsor a symphony orchestra
Origin of PhilharmonicFrench philharmonique, influenced, influence by Italian filharmonico ; from Classical Greek philos, loving + harmonia, harmony
a symphony orchestra sponsored as by such a society or group
in full Philharmonic Orchestra
- Devoted to or appreciative of music.
- Relating to a symphony orchestra.
A symphony orchestra or the group that supports it.
Origin of philharmonicFrench philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico : Greek phil-, philo-, philo- + Greek harmonika, theory of music, from neuter pl. of harmonikos, musical; see harmonic.