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A medieval instrument resembling the trombone.

[French saquebute, from Old French saqueboute : Old North French saquier, to pull; see saccade + Old French bouter, to push (of Germanic origin; see bhau- in Indo-European roots).]


(Instruments) a medieval form of trombone. Also called: sacbut or sagbut
[C16: from French saqueboute, from Old French saquer to pull + bouter to push; see butt3: used in the Bible (Daniel 3) as a mistranslation of Aramaic sabb'ka stringed instrument]



a medieval form of the trombone.
[1495–1505; < Middle French saquebute, earlier saqueboute, saquebot(t)e orig., a kind of hooked lance, appar. with saque (it) pulls (see saccade)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombonesackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide


[ˈsækbʌt] N (Mus) → sacabuche m


n (Hist) → Posaune f
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As always, the vocal ensemble Alamire is in excellent form, though the contributions from the cornet, shawm, and sackbut ensemble Quintessential are all too few and brief.
It certainly sounded very exciting the first time we tried it, bringing together Fabrizio Cassol (saxophone), Wim Becu (bass sackbut ) and Tcha Limberger (gypsy violin and guitar).
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