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tuba

play
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

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

tu·ba·ist play \-bə(-i)st\ or tub·ist play \-bist\ noun

Illustration of tuba

Origin of tuba

Italian, from Latin, trumpet


First Known Use: 1852

Rhymes with tuba



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