bombardon

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

French, from Italian bombardone

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bombardon was in 1824

Dictionary Entries Near bombardon

Cite this Entry

“Bombardon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bombardon. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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