noun, plural tu·bas for 1a, b; tu·bae [too-bee, tyoo-] /ˈtu bi, ˈtyu-/ for 1c.
- a valved, brass wind instrument having a low range.
- an organ reed stop of large scale with tones of exceptional power.
- an ancient Roman trumpet.
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Origin of tuba
Words nearby tuba
How to use tuba in a sentence
She played the girl who played the tuba in the school band, and it was about Seth Rogen’s first girlfriend.
In Taipei, Taiwan, a Bach flash mob consisting of cellists and tuba players took over a train.
There were a couple of black children on one of the floats, and a plump black tuba player marched with the high school band.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas|Edwin Shrake|February 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He played a bit of flute (and for a brief stint, tuba) in the high school band with just a rudimentary sense of the instruments.
Perhaps you remember that when Alila was christened there was a good supply of tuba at the feast.
Tapping the trees for tuba is dangerous work, but Alila, you know, loves danger.
There is another cocoanut grove on the farm, beside the one where Alila gets the tuba.
The remaining two-thirds of the Pedal organ and three Tuba stops occupy the northeast quarter gallery in the dome.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
The process can also be followed with rice vinegar (see bleaching agents) substituted for the tuba vinegar.Philippine Mats|Hugo H. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for tuba
noun plural -bas or -bae (-biː)
Word Origin for tuba
Cultural definitions for tuba
The lowest-pitched of the brass instruments. In orchestras, the tuba is usually held across the player's lap. In marching bands, the sousaphone is generally used as a low brass instrument because it was designed to be carried.