euphonium

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eu·pho·ni·um

 (yo͞o-fō′nē-əm)
n.
A brass instrument similar to the tuba but having a somewhat higher pitch and a mellower sound.

[From Greek euphōnos, sweet-voiced; see euphony.]

euphonium

(juːˈfəʊnɪəm)
n
(Instruments) a brass musical instrument with four valves; the tenor of the tuba family. It is used mainly in brass bands
[C19: New Latin, from euph(ony + harm)onium]

eu•pho•ni•um

(yuˈfoʊ ni əm)

n.
a brass musical instrument similar to but smaller than the tuba.
[1860–65; euph (ony) + (harm) onium]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.euphonium - a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba familyeuphonium - a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba - the lowest brass wind instrument
Translations
euphonium

euphonium

[juːˈfəʊnɪəm] Nbombardino m

euphonium

nEuphonium nt
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Four other musicians played tubas and one played a tenor tuba.
We collect money for scholarships to the UO and Oregon State in low brass," McKee explained, using a term that also embraces the smaller euphonium, basically a tenor tuba.
The Don's sidekick, down-to-earth Sancho Panza, is nominally portrayed by viola - the BPO's excellent section leader, Chris Bertram - but Strauss also shares out some of the themes to bass clarinet and tenor tuba and there were fine contributions from them as well.