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A brass instrument similar to the tuba but having a somewhat higher pitch and a mellower sound.

[From Greek euphōnos, sweet-voiced; see euphony.]


(Instruments) a brass musical instrument with four valves; the tenor of the tuba family. It is used mainly in brass bands
[C19: New Latin, from euph(ony + harm)onium]


(yuˈfoʊ ni əm)

a brass musical instrument similar to but smaller than the tuba.
[1860–65; euph (ony) + (harm) onium]
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Noun1.euphonium - a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba familyeuphonium - a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument


[juːˈfəʊnɪəm] Nbombardino m


nEuphonium nt
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