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trombone

noun trom·bone \träm-ˈbōn, (ˌ)trəm-ˈ, ˈträm-ˌ\

: a large brass musical instrument that you blow into and that has a tube that you slide in and out to play different notes

Full Definition of TROMBONE

:  a brass instrument consisting of a long cylindrical metal tube with two turns and having a movable slide or valves for varying the tone and a usual range one octave lower than that of the trumpet
trom·bon·ist \-ˈbō-nist, -ˌbō-\ noun

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Origin of TROMBONE

Italian, augmentative of tromba trumpet, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba, trumpa trumpet
First Known Use: circa 1724

Rhymes with TROMBONE

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