bombardon

[ bom-ber-duh n, bom-bahr-dn ]
/ ˈbɒm bər dən, bɒmˈbɑr dn /
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noun

a bass reed stop on a pipe organ.
a large, deep-toned, valved, brass wind instrument resembling a tuba.

Nearby words

  1. bombard,
  2. bombarde,
  3. bombardier,
  4. bombardier beetle,
  5. bombardment,
  6. bombasine,
  7. bombast,
  8. bombastic,
  9. bombax family,
  10. bombay

Origin of bombardon

1855–60; < Italian bombardone wind instrument, equivalent to bombard(o) an oboelike instrument, orig., mortar (see bombard) + -one augmentative suffix

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bombardon

/ (ˈbɒmbədən, bɒmˈbɑːdən) /

noun

a brass instrument of the tuba type, similar to a sousaphone
a 16-foot bass reed stop on an organ

Word Origin for bombardon

C19: from Italian bombardone; see bombard

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