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eu·pho·ni·um

 (yo͞o-fō′nē-əm)
n.
A brass instrument similar to the tuba but having a somewhat higher pitch and a mellower sound.

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

euphonium

(juːˈfəʊnɪəm)
n
(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]

eu•pho•ni•um

(yuˈfoʊ ni əm)

n.
a brass musical instrument similar to but smaller than the tuba.
[1860–65; euph (ony) + (harm) onium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations
euphonium

euphonium

[juːˈfəʊnɪəm] Nbombardino m

euphonium

nEuphonium nt
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The concert featured only `low' brass instruments such as trombones, euphoniums and tubas.
Trombones, tubas and euphoniums were among the instruments in the concert.