Definition of euphonium
: a brass instrument smaller than but resembling a tuba and having a range from B flat below the bass staff upward for three octaves
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Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp, as well as pastors, a librarian who read poetry and a faculty member who played the euphonium.
Membership ranges from between 25 and 30 brass players, including tuba, cornet, euphonium and tenor horn.
Greg Fourmile, who plays the euphonium, is credited with reviving the tradition in 2012.
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Origin and Etymology of euphonium
Greek euphōnos + English -ium (as in harmonium)
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
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