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sarrusophone

[ suh-roo-zuh-fohn, -ruhs-uh- ]
/ səˈru zəˌfoʊn, -ˈrʌs ə- /
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noun
a metal double-reed wind instrument with a conical bore, related to the oboe and used especially in military bands.
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Origin of sarrusophone

1870–75; named after Sarrus (19th-century French bandmaster); see -o-, -phone

OTHER WORDS FROM sarrusophone

sar·ru·so·phon·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sarrusophone

sarrusophone
/ (səˈruːzəˌfəʊn) /

noun
a wind instrument resembling the oboe but made of brass

Word Origin for sarrusophone

C19: named after Sarrus, French bandmaster, who invented it (1856)
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