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A large brass instrument, similar in range to the tuba, having a flaring bell and a shape adapted to being carried in marching bands.
[After John Philip Sousa.]
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(Instruments) music a large tuba that encircles the player's body and has a bell facing forwards
[C20: named after John Philip Sousa]
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sou•sa•phone(ˈsu zəˌfoʊn, -sə-)
a form of bass tuba, similar to the helicon, used in brass bands.
[1920–25; after J. P. Sousa]
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|Noun||1.||sousaphone - the lowest brass wind instrument |
bass - the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments
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
euphonium - a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
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n → Sousafon nt, → Sousaphon nt
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