trombone


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trom·bone

(trŏm-bōn′, trəm-, trŏm′bōn′)
n. pl. trom·bones
A brass instrument consisting of a long cylindrical tube bent upon itself twice, ending in a bell-shaped mouth, and having a movable U-shaped slide for producing different pitches.

[Italian , augmentative of tromba, trumpet, probably ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba; see trumpet.]

trom·bon′ist n.

trombone

(trɒmˈbəʊn)
n
1. (Instruments) a brass instrument, a low-pitched counterpart of the trumpet, consisting of a tube the effective length of which is varied by means of a U-shaped slide. The usual forms of this instrument are the tenor trombone (range: about two and a half octaves upwards from E) and the bass trombone (pitched a fourth lower)
2. (Music, other) a person who plays this instrument in an orchestra
[C18: from Italian, from tromba a trumpet, from Old High German trumba]
tromˈbonist n

trom•bone

(trɒmˈboʊn, ˈtrɒm boʊn)

n.
a musical wind instrument consisting of a cylindrical metal tube expanding into a bell and bent twice into a Ushape, and having a slide for varying the tone.
[1715–25; < Italian tromb(a) trumpet < Occitan < Germanic]
trom•bon′ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slidetrombone - a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
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
sackbut - a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
Translations
تُرُومْبُونترومبون: آلة موسيقِيَّه
trombó
trombónpozountrombon
trækbasunbasun
pasuuna
trombon
harsona
básúna
トロンボーン
트롬본
trombonastrombonistas
trombons
trombon
trombón
pozavna
trombon
แตรยาว
kèn trombon

trombone

[trɒmˈbəʊn] Ntrombón m

trombone

[trɒmˈbəʊn] ntrombone m (instrument de musique)
I play the trombone → Je joue du trombone.

trombone

n (Mus) → Posaune f

trombone

[trɒmˈbəʊn] ntrombone m

trombone

(tromˈbəun) noun
a type of brass musical wind instrument, on which the pitch of notes is altered by sliding a tube in and out. He plays the trombone; He played a tune on his trombone.
tromˈbonist noun
a person who plays the trombone.

trombone

تُرُومْبُون trombon trækbasun Posaune τρομπόνι trombón pasuuna trombone trombon trombone トロンボーン 트롬본 trombone trombone puzon trombone тромбон trombon แตรยาว trombon kèn trombon 长号
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