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Words nearby slide trombone
Definition for slide trombone (2 of 2)
[ trom-bohn, trom-bohn ]
/ trɒmˈboʊn, ˈtrɒm boʊn /
a musical wind instrument consisting of a cylindrical metal tube expanding into a bell and bent twice in a U shape, usually equipped with a slide (slide trombone).
Origin of trombone
1715–25; < Italian, equivalent to tromb(a) trumpet (< Provençal < Germanic; compare Old High German trumpa, trumba horn, trumpet) + -one augmentative suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM trombonetrom·bon·ist [trom-boh-nist, trom-boh-] /trɒmˈboʊ nɪst, ˈtrɒm boʊ-/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for slide trombone
Both of them put together would hardly make a full-sized warrior, and both play the slide-trombone in the band.A Village of Vagabonds|F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for slide trombone (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for slide trombone (2 of 2)
/ (trɒmˈbəʊn) /
a brass instrument, a low-pitched counterpart of the trumpet, consisting of a tube the effective length of which is varied by means of a U-shaped slide. The usual forms of this instrument are the tenor trombone (range: about two and a half octaves upwards from E) and the bass trombone (pitched a fourth lower)
a person who plays this instrument in an orchestra
Derived forms of trombonetrombonist, noun
Word Origin for trombone
C18: from Italian, from tromba a trumpet, from Old High German trumba
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Cultural definitions for slide trombone
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