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sax

 (săks)
n.
A saxophone.

sax

(sæks)
n
(Tools) a tool resembling a small axe, used for cutting roofing slate
[Old English seax knife; related to Old Saxon sahs, Old Norse sax]

sax

(sæks)
n
(Instruments) informal short for saxophone

sax

(sæks)

n.
a saxophone.
[by shortening]

Sax.

1. Saxon.
2. Saxony.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sax - a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)Sax - a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
2.sax - a single-reed woodwind with a conical boresax - a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
single-reed instrument, single-reed woodwind - a beating-reed instrument with a single reed (as a clarinet or saxophone)
Translations

sax

[sæks] Nsaxo m

sax

[ˈsæks] n (= saxophone) → saxo m
I play the sax → Je joue du saxo.

sax

n (inf: = saxophone) → Saxofon nt
References in periodicals archive ?
He became the musical director on TV's Spot That Tune, and released five albums, Full House Saxes (1968), Sweet Sax at The Cinema(1969), Movie Time (1969) Sax-Cess (1969), It's Cabaret Time(1970), with Full House Saxes getting to number four in the Japanese charts
The band has many musical instruments - drums, percussion, tuba, bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, four trombones, five trumpets, bass sax, baritone sax, four tenor saxes, eight alto saxes, two soprano saxes, two clarinets, four trombones, three flutes and last, but not least, a single piccolo.
Inventor Adolphe Sax presented an extended family of eight different saxes in his 1846 patent, and it was the sax sections of first military, then concert, dance and swing bands that got the instruments established in public consciousness.