Meaning of philharmonic

phil•har•mon•ic

Pronunciation: (fil"här-mon'ik, fil"ur-), [key]
— adj.
  1. fond of or devoted to music; music-loving: used esp. in the name of certain musical societies that sponsor symphony orchestrasand hence applied to their concerts
  2. of, noting, or presented by a symphony orchestra or the society sponsoring it.
—n.
  1. a symphony orchestra or the society sponsoring it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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