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A wind instrument, such as the French horn or the trombone, made of brass or other metal. Sound is produced through vibration of the lips and adjustment of the length of the sound tube by means of valves or a slide.
a musical wind instrument of brass or other metal with a cup-shaped mouthpiece, as the trombone.
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|Noun||1.||brass instrument - a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece|
bugle - a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
clarion - a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
cornet, trumpet, trump, horn - a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
French horn, horn - a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
saxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
valve - device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone