bombardon

noun
bom·​bar·​don | \ ˈbäm-bər-ˌdōn How to pronounce bombardon (audio) , bäm-ˈbär-dᵊn How to pronounce bombardon (audio) \

Definition of bombardon

1 : a bass tuba
2 : the bass member of the shawm family

First Known Use of bombardon

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bombardon

French, from Italian bombardone

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“Bombardon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombardon. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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