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See also orchestră
orchestra (plural orchestras)
- (music) A large group of musicians who play together on various instruments, usually including some from strings, woodwind, brass and/or percussion; the instruments played by such a group.
- A semicircular space in front of the stage used by the chorus in Ancient Greek and Hellenistic theatres.
- The area in a theatre or concert hall where the musicians sit, immediately in front of and below the stage, sometimes (also) used by other performers.
Derived terms 
- (orchestra types) chamber orchestra, orchestra in residence, philharmonic orchestra, string orchestra, symphony orchestra
Derived terms 
Usage notes 
- In British English, "The orchestra are tuning up" is often used, implying the individual members. In the US, one would almost always hear "The orchestra is tuning up", implying a collective.
large group of musicians who play together on various instruments
semicircular space in front of the stage used by the chorus in Ancient theatres
the area in a theatre or concert hall where the musicians sit
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- IPA: /ɔʁ.kɛs.tʁa/
orchestra f (plural orchestre)
- third-person singular present indicative of orchestrare
- second-person singular imperative of orchestrare
- orchestra (area in front of a stage)
orchestra f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of orchestră)
- the orchestra