euphonium

noun
eu·pho·ni·um | \yü-ˈfō-nē-əm \

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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Among the other instruments on his resume are the drums, piano, tuba and euphonium. Dan Labbe, cleveland.com, "Chad Thomas has produced tracks for Rick Ross; wants to produce sacks for the Browns," 8 May 2018 The upside of all that hard work was all the hours Alex had to hold the euphonium up while marching, which, for a skinny kid like him, meant developing strong biceps. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "March for Our Lives: Father of Slain Student Alex Schachter Talks Launching Music Scholarship in Son's Name," 21 Mar. 2018 Mui also plays the euphonium in the Kettle Moraine High School wind symphony and, among other community service activities, serves as a Spanish tutor. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two Kettle Moraine students earn Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2018 Excellence Scholarships," 2 Apr. 2018 Butler plays the euphonium in the school's Wind Ensemble. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "West Aurora High School unveils plaques commemorating music teacher and band director," 3 Mar. 2018 Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. AL.com, "Things to do in Mobile, Dec. 17-23," 17 Dec. 2017 Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. AL.com, "Things to do in Mobile, Dec. 17-23," 17 Dec. 2017 Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. AL.com, "Things to do in Mobile, Dec. 17-23," 17 Dec. 2017 Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. Ted Hendricks, The Aegis, "Bel Air's popular Merry Tuba Christmas returns Sunday, Dec. 17," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of euphonium

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for euphonium

Greek euphōnos + English -ium (as in harmonium)

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The first known use of euphonium was in 1865

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