[ saks-hawrn ]
/ ˈsæksˌhɔrn /


any of a family of brass instruments close to the cornets and tubas.

Origin of saxhorn

1835–45; named after A. Sax (1814–94), a Belgian who invented such instruments Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for saxhorn

/ (ˈsæksˌhɔːn) /


a valved brass instrument used chiefly in brass and military bands, having a tube of conical bore and a brilliant tone colour. It resembles the tuba and constitutes a family of instruments related to the flugelhorn and cornet

Word Origin for saxhorn

C19: named after Adolphe Sax (see saxophone), who invented it (1845)
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