mellophone

[ mel-uh-fohn ]
/ ˈmɛl əˌfoʊn /

noun

a marching or military band brass instrument similar in appearance and range to the French horn but slightly smaller and simpler to play.

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Origin of mellophone

First recorded in 1925–30; mello(w) + -phone
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British Dictionary definitions for mellophone

mellophone
/ (ˈmɛləˌfəʊn) /

noun

music a brass band instrument similar in tone to a French horn

Word Origin for mellophone

C20: from mellow + -phone
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