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tromba marina

[trom-buh muh-ree-nuh; Italian trawm-bah mah-ree-nah]
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noun, plural trom·be ma·ri·ne [trom-bey muh-ree-ney; Italian trawm-be mah-ree-ne] /ˈtrɒm beɪ məˈri neɪ; Italian ˈtrɔm bɛ mɑˈri nɛ/.
  1. trumpet marine.

Origin of tromba marina

< Italian: literally, marine trumpet (literal sense unclear); cf. trombone
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British Dictionary definitions for tromba marina

tromba marina

noun
  1. an obsolete viol with a long thin body and a single string. It resembled the natural trumpet in its range of notes (limited to harmonics) and its tone

Word Origin

from Italian, literally: marine trumpet
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