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.

Nearby words

  1. sarraceniaceous,
  2. sarraute,
  3. sarraute, nathalie,
  4. sarrazin,
  5. sarre,
  6. sars,
  7. sarsaparilla,
  8. sarsen,
  9. sarsenet,
  10. sarthe

Origin of sarrusophone

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

Related formssar·ru·so·phon·ist, noun

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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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