noun sax·o·phone \ˈsak-sə-ˌfōn\

: a musical instrument that has a curved metal tube and that is played by blowing into a mouthpiece and pressing keys with your fingers

Full Definition of SAXOPHONE

:  one of a group of single-reed woodwind instruments usually ranging from soprano to bass and characterized by a conical metal tube and finger keys
sax·o·phon·ic \ˌsak-sə-ˈfō-nik, -ˈfä-\ adjective
sax·o·phon·ist \ˈsak-sə-ˌfō-nist, especially British sak-ˈsä-fə-\ noun

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French, from Antoine Sax †1894 Belgian instrument maker + French -phone
First Known Use: 1851
SAXOPHONIC Defined for Kids


noun sax·o·phone \ˈsak-sə-ˌfōn\

Definition of SAXOPHONE for Kids

:  a woodwind instrument usually in the form of a curved metal tube with keys used to change pitch and a mouthpiece with a single reed


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