[ saks-hawrn ]
/ ˈsæksˌhɔrn /
any of a family of brass instruments close to the cornets and tubas.
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Origin of saxhorn
1835–45; named after A. Sax (1814–94), a Belgian who invented such instruments
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Example sentences from the Web for saxhorn
The saxhorn was invented about 1840 by Adolphe Sax, a Frenchman.Music Notation and Terminology|Karl W. Gehrkens
All these valve instruments may be comprehended under the French name of saxhorn.
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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