bombardon

[bom-ber-duh n, bom-bahr-dn]

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

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

Word Origin for bombardon

C19: from Italian bombardone; see bombard
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