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tu·ba

 (to͞o′bə, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. A large, valved, brass instrument with a bass pitch.
2. A reed stop in an organ, having eight-foot pitch.

[Italian, from Latin, trumpet; akin to tubus, tube.]

tu′ba·ist, tu′bist n.

tuba

(ˈtjuːbə)
n, pl -bas or -bae (-biː)
1. (Instruments) Also called: bass horn a valved brass instrument of bass pitch, in which the bell points upwards and the mouthpiece projects at right angles. The tube is of conical bore and the mouthpiece cup-shaped
2. (Instruments) any other bass brass instrument such as the euphonium, helicon, etc
3. (Music, other) a powerful reed stop on an organ
4. (Historical Terms) a form of trumpet of ancient Rome
[Latin]

tu•ba

(ˈtu bə, ˈtyu-)

n., pl. -bas.
1. a valved brass musical wind instrument having a low range.
[1850–55; < German (1835) < Latin: trumpet; akin to tube]

tuba

- The Latin word for "trumpet."
See also related terms for trumpet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuba - the lowest brass wind instrumenttuba - the lowest brass wind instrument  
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
brass instrument, brass - 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
euphonium - a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
bombardon, helicon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
Translations
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[ˈtjuːbə] N (tubas, (frm) tubae (pl)) [ˈtjuːbiː]tuba f

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tuba

(ˈtjuːbə) noun
a large brass musical wind instrument giving a low-pitched range of notes. He plays the tuba.
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