From the Word Wizard Club...
December 17, 2012

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symphony

Which Means:

The largest classic musical group where all instruments are played.

As In:

Image The man played the trombone in the symphony.

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The PH in this word is pronounced as an F.

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crescendo

Which Means:

When a sound gets slowly louder.

As In:

Image There was a crescendo of applause when the crowd heard the man's music.

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The SC in 'crescendo" has a SH sound.

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piano

Which Means:

When keys are pressed on this musical instrument, padded hammers strike metal strings to make sound.

As In:

Image The student practices playing the piano every day.

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The I in 'piano' has a long E sound.

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duet

Which Means:

A piece of music written for two voices or instruments.

As In:

Image The twin brothers sang as a duet on Friday nights.

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Spell this two-syllable word with a UE.

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composer

Which Means:

A person who writes music.

As In:

Image The composer was practicing the piece of music he wrote.

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To 'compose' would be the verb meaning to write a song (or poem).

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