- a metal double-reed wind instrument with a conical bore, related to the oboe and used especially in military bands.
Origin of sarrusophone
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The tone of the sarrusophone is something like that of the bassoon.Music Notation and Terminology
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Mr. Mimram Stoot, who accompanied himself on the sarrusophone, endorsed the iconoclastic views of his sister.
The sarrusophone may fairly be regarded as an oboe or bassoon; but the saxophone is not so closely related to the clarinet.
- a wind instrument resembling the oboe but made of brass
C19: named after Sarrus, French bandmaster, who invented it (1856)
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