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 symph&omacron;nia, group of musicians; see symphony.
(plural sinfonias or sinfonie)