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 (bŏm′bər-dŏn′, bŏm-bär′dn)
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.]


(ˈbɒmbədən; bɒmˈbɑːdən)
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]
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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