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 ).
- trom·bon·ist [trom-boh-nist, trom-boh-], /trɒmˈboʊ nɪst, ˈtrɒm boʊ-/, noun
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How to use trombone in a sentence
Oboes, trombones and especially trumpets were all higher risk, spreading more aerosols than a person speaking.What science tells us about reducing coronavirus spread from wind instruments | Betsy Ladyzhets | August 6, 2021 | Science News
As a teen, she studied trombone and later started a local swing band.Ethel Gabriel, trailblazing producer and executive at RCA Records, dies at 99 | Terence McArdle | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
There was never any one criterion for how every trombone or tenor saxophone or singer should sound.
Instead of spoofing it, Farmer Derek plays it on trombone in an open field.Viral Video of the Day: Farmer Summons Cattle With ‘Royals’ Cover | Alex Chancey | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While his trombone skills are decent, he certainly draws a crowd—or rather, a herd.Viral Video of the Day: Farmer Summons Cattle With ‘Royals’ Cover | Alex Chancey | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
All you had to do was board with your submachine gun in a trombone case, as Martin McNally did at St. Louis airport in 1972.
Nino opens a trunk and begins extracting props—balloons, a cane, and a battered old trombone.
At the present time he was trombone in the “Tournée Gulland,” a touring opera company.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
A unique novelty was the Contra trombone on the Pedal of 64 feet actual length.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Within Average Jones' overstocked mind something stirred at the repetition of the words "B-flat trombone."Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
"I can play the B-flat trombone louder as any man in the business," asserted Schlichting with proud conviction.Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
I came back––in tights, playing a big trombone, prancing round and making an awful noise.The Cup of Fury | Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for 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
- trombonist, noun
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Cultural definitions for trombone
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