Philharmonic definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French philharmonique, influenced, influence by Italian filharmonico ; from Classical Greek philos, loving plush harmonia, harmony
Philharmonic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Devoted to or appreciative of music.
- Relating to a symphony orchestra.
Origin: French philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico : Greek phil-, philo-, philo- + Greek harmonika, theory of music, from neuter pl. of harmonikos, musical; see harmonic.