What does the word philharmonic mean?

Usage examples for philharmonic

  1. She is celebrated no less as a quartet player than as a soloist, and was for many years first violin of the Philharmonic Quartet in London. – Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  2. Just as some prefer the exquisite tonal purity and finished performances of the Kneisel String Quartet to the blare and thunder of the Philharmonic Society; just as some enjoy in silence beautiful prose more than our crude drama, so the lovers of black and white may feel themselves a distinctive class. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  3. One of her first acts was to subscribe to the Philharmonic concerts. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin