bass horn


: an obsolete wind instrument shaped like a bassoon but with a cup-shaped mouthpiece

Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bass horn was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Bass horn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

bass horn

: tuba
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