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Any of a family of valved brass wind instruments that resemble the bugle and have a full even tone and wide compass.

[After Sax, surname of 19th-century Belgian instrument-making family.]


(Instruments) a valved brass instrument used chiefly in brass and military bands, having a tube of conical bore and a brilliant tone colour. It resembles the tuba and constitutes a family of instruments related to the flugelhorn and cornet
[C19: named after Adolphe Sax (see saxophone), who invented it (1845)]



any of a family of brass instruments close to the cornets and tubas.
[1835–45; after A. Sax (1814–94), a Belgian who invented such instruments]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valvessaxhorn - any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
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


[ˈsækshɔːn] Nbombardino m


n (Mus) → Saxhorn nt, → Saxofon nt
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1926); and Joseph Jean-Baptiste Laurent Arban, Grande methode complete pour cornet a pistons et de saxhorn (Paris, 1864).
Sax, (1814-98), who was also responsible for the saxhorn and saxtuba.
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It is not the only instrument invented by Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax, but it is certainly the most successful (I assume you haven't heard much saxhorn lately).
The seven musicians play instruments that include the rarely heard reed contrabass, alto saxhorn and Swiss Alphorn.