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bass horn

  1. tuba.
  2. an obsolete wind instrument related to the tuba but resembling a bassoon in shape.
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Origin of bass horn

First recorded in 1855–60
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Historical Examples

  • A huge tin trumpet was blown most furiously, the blast sounding like the greatest effort of the bass-horn.

    A Book Written by the Spirits of the So-Called Dead

    C. G. Helleberg