any of various early Italian instrumental works; esp., a type of overture, as to an opera
Origin of sinfoniaItalian from Classical Latin symphonia, symphony
- An instrumental composition serving as an overture, as to an opera or cantata, especially in the 1700s.
- A symphonic composition.
Origin of sinfoniaItalian from Latin symphōnia group of musicians ; see symphony .
(plural sinfonias or sinfonie)