noun tu·ba \ˈtü-bə, ˈtyü-\

: a large brass musical instrument that is played by blowing air into it and that produces low tones

Full Definition of TUBA

:  a large low-pitched brass instrument usually oval in shape and having a conical tube, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a usual range an octave lower than that of the euphonium
tu·ba·ist \-bə(-i)st\ or tub·ist \-bist\ noun

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Origin of TUBA

Italian, from Latin, trumpet
First Known Use: 1852

Rhymes with TUBA


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