- saxon blue,
- say (cry) uncle
Origin of saxophone
Examples from the Web for saxophone
Paul Winter played the saxophone and Melissa Leo, the actress, read texts written by Petit himself.Philippe Petit’s Moment of Concern Walking the WTC Tightrope|Anthony Haden-Guest|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Bill Clinton gets on Arsenio and plays the saxophone, and everyone says he is reaching out,” the civil rights leader said.
If Obama were to get on Arsenio and play the saxophone, he would be dismissed.
The flirtation with Weld is seemingly over, and Bill plays Hillary both “Happy Birthday” and “Hail to the Chief” on the saxophone.Some of the Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ the Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex, Scandal, More|Marlow Stern|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus, “The Edge of Glory” also incorporates a saxophone solo from Clarence Clemons, who died in June after suffering a stroke.
There are four sizes of saxophone now made between high soprano and bass.
The Policeman took the saxophone, and the German the slide trombone.The Brownies and Prince Florimel|Palmer Cox
I mentioned the jazzin'-valve—whut some folks calls the saxophone.
After he had been there a week, we discovered that he had a saxophone.Homeburg Memories|George Helgesen Fitch
It was a fiddle he played while Rome burned—it might have been a saxophone.
Word Origin for saxophone
1851, from French saxophone, named for Antoine Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (1814-1894), Belgian instrument maker who devised it c.1840, + Greek -phonos "voiced, sounding." His father, Charles Joseph (1791-1865) invented the less popular saxhorn (1845). The surname is a spelling variant of Sachs, Sacks, literally "Saxon." Related: Saxophonist.
A wind instrument classified as a woodwind because it is played with a reed, although it is usually made of metal. Saxophones appear mainly in jazz, dance, and military bands. They are made in several ranges, from soprano to bass.