What does the word symphony mean?

Usage examples for symphony

  1. All the population of a town might have found refuge in the vast edifice and its effect on the mind was like that of a harmonious symphony of adoration sung by a chorus of giants. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Some animals reason, or seem to do so: but the most cultivated ape or donkey has not yet composed a sonnet, or a symphony, or " an arrangement in green and yellow." – Confessions and Criticisms by Julian Hawthorne
  3. There was the symphony, still unfinished, that I had hoped might be more enduring than popular music. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram