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A brass wind instrument, similar to the French horn, often used in military or marching bands.

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(Instruments) music a brass band instrument similar in tone to a French horn
[C20: from mellow + -phone]
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(ˈmɛl əˌfoʊn)

a valved brass band instrument similar to the French horn.
[1925–30; mello (w) + -phone]
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WHAT is a mellophone? WHERE are the ports of Gorey, Saint Aubin and Saint Helier?
John Ericson is an authority on the history of the horn in the 19th century and on instruments such as the mellophone and Wagner tuba.
He wanted to switch to trumpet, "but the teacher said my lips were too thick, so he asked me to play mellophone, which had a bigger mouthpiece," Coleman said.
Ayala Saxophone Ceferino Hernandez Bassoon Pablo Fuentes Mellophone Francisco Melendez, Eleuterio Melendez Baritone Horns Nicolas Vazquez, Froilan Jimenez Tuba Jose Rivera Rosas, Sixto Benitez Thanks to Bobby Sanabria, Max Martinez, and Alberto Hernandez, as well as Maya Alkateb and Max Marinoff (City Lore interns), Mike Amadeo, Richie Blondet, Noemi Figueroa-Soulet, Major General Nathaniel James, and Vinny Tiernan.
"So they started me off on French horn; well actually it was the mellophone, the one that's spherical shaped like a French horn with trumpet valves."
Wetton Junior, joueur de mellophone. Un solo de saxophone du cadre Frank Leal de la WH, des chansons irlandaises et un autre orchestre dont on parlera plus loin, Les Abrums & His High Hatters, egaient la soiree.
HONORS AND AWARDS: MVP of the Marching Band; Mid Wach League All-Star Girls Track and Field; AP Scholar; Girls Track and Field Coaches' Award, Grade 11; Excellence Awards in Health and Wellness, Music, Spanish 1, Spartan Scholar, Grade 9; Excellence Awards in Music, AP World History, Design Technology, Spartan Scholar, Grade 10; Excellence Awards in Spartan Scholar, Spanish 3, Grade 11; Massachusetts Girls State, senator, Grade 11; Best Marcher, marching band, Grades 11 and 12; Girls Track and Field Rookie of the Year, Grade 9; MVP marching band, mellophone, Grade 11 and 12; Most Improved Marcher, marching band, Grade 10.
Francese performed magic tricks, and played piano, tenor bells, mellophone, and stringed instruments.
To the baritone and mellophone instruments (both Robin and Kevin play baritone) add trumpets, trombones, plus percussion, bass, guitar and piano.
* Associations of mellophone or marching horn fingerings to horn fingerings, (e.g., octave displacement of mellophone fingerings to horn finger;ings)
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