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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: Italian filarmonico, from fil- (from Greek phil-; PHILANDERER) + armonia 'harmony'

Philharmonic

adjective, noun
     
Phil‧har‧mon‧ic [countable]
APM used in the names of orchestras:
the Berlin Philharmonic
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