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tuba

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noun tu·ba \ˈtü-bə, ˈtyü-\

Simple Definition of tuba

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tuba

  1. :  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

tubaist

play \-bə(-i)st\ or

tubist

play \-bist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of tuba

Italian, from Latin, trumpet


First Known Use: 1852

Rhymes with tuba


TUBA Defined for Kids

tuba

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noun tu·ba \ˈtü-bə, ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuba for Students

  1. :  a brass musical instrument of lowest pitch with an oval shape and valves for producing different tones




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