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 (so͞o′zə-fōn′, -sə-)
A large brass instrument, similar in range to the tuba, having a flaring bell and a shape adapted to being carried in marching bands.

[After John Philip Sousa.]
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(Instruments) music a large tuba that encircles the player's body and has a bell facing forwards
[C20: named after John Philip Sousa]
ˈsousaˌphonist n
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(ˈsu zəˌfoʊn, -sə-)

a form of bass tuba, similar to the helicon, used in brass bands.
[1920–25; after J. P. Sousa]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sousaphone - the lowest brass wind instrumentsousaphone - 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
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nSousafon nt, → Sousaphon nt
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When he was in elementary school, Jaffe began studying the string bass with jazz bassist and sousaphonist Walter Payton, who taught band.
Top honour as bandsman of the year went to 16-year-old sousaphonist Robert Poole, while other awards were made for improvement, deportment and turnout.