- See under trombone.
- 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
Examples from the Web for slide trombone
Historical Examples of 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
- See trombone
- 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
Word Origin for trombone
brass wind instrument, 1724, from Italian trombone, augmentative form of tromba "trumpet," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German trumba "trumpet;" see trumpet).