AskDefine | Define orchestrate

Dictionary Definition

orchestrate

Verb

1 write an orchestra score for
2 plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery" [syn: mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise]

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English

Pronunciation

IPA: /ˈɔɹ.kəst.ˌɹeɪt/ (US), /ˈɔ-/ (RP)

Verb

  1. to compose or arrange orchestral music for a dramatic performance
    • Sergio Leone orchestrated The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  2. To arrange or direct diverse elements to achieve a desired effect

Translations

to compose or arrange orchestral music for a dramatic performance
to arrange or direct diverse elements to achieve a desired effect
  • Finnish: organisoida, järjestää

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