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bom·bar·don

 (bŏm′bər-dŏn′, bŏm-bär′dn)
n.
1. A brass instrument resembling a tuba but with a lower pitch; a bass or contrabass tuba.
2. A 16- or 32-foot reed stop on an organ.

[French, from Italian bombardone, augmentative of bombardo, alteration of bombarda, bombard, from Medieval Latin; see bombard.]
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bombardon

(ˈbɒmbədən; bɒmˈbɑːdən)
n
1. (Instruments) a brass instrument of the tuba type, similar to a sousaphone
2. (Instruments) a 16-foot bass reed stop on an organ
[C19: from Italian bombardone; see bombard]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bombardon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musicianbombardon - a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument
2.bombardon - a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
shawm - a medieval oboe
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Hermeto and the five members of his group were Itibere Luis Zwarg (electric bass, tuba and bombardon), Jovino Santos Neto (piano, keyboard, flutes), Antonio Luis Santana ("Pernambuco" percussion), Carlos Daltro Malta (saxophones, flutes, piccolo) and Marcio Villa Bahia (drum kit and percussion).
The bass instruments include the valved tenor horn (also a virtuoso solo instrument), the bombardon, the ophicleide, the serpent, the bass tuba (which only became successful when built with a much wider bore than the earliest models), and the Wagner tuba.