noun, plural tu·bas for 1a, b, 2; 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.
Origin of tuba
Examples from the Web for tuba
Contemporary Examples of tuba
In Taipei, Taiwan, a Bach flash mob consisting of cellists and tuba players took over a train.Can Bach Make It on NYC’s Subways?
March 22, 2014
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.The Football Player Turned Opera Singer
February 19, 2011
Historical Examples of tuba
Need it be said we never let Tuba go without that meal again?
In the "Tuba Mirum," for example, he desires full chorus of strings, and four choirs of wood-wind and brass.A Popular History of the Art of Music
W. S. B. Mathews
Only listen how Agapitus urges on our men; they are fighting bravely there; that is the Roman tuba.Homo Sum, Complete
The claim of the tuba, Mr. Newman holds, is not only based on the profundity of its tones, but upon long literary tradition.
Towards the tail a fold of the tuba Fallopii was seen to extend to within 1/20 of the extremity.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
noun plural -bas or -bae (-biː)
Word Origin for tuba
1852, from French tuba, from Latin tuba (plural tubæ) "straight bronze war trumpet" (as opposed to the crooked bucina), related to tubus (see tube).