euphonium

noun
eu·​pho·​ni·​um | \ yü-ˈfō-nē-əm How to pronounce euphonium (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web When the Wayland schools introduced band class in the fourth grade, Kelemanik was attracted to the euphonium, and later, the tuba. Matt Maccormack, BostonGlobe.com, "Wayland Nordic skiing not your average program," 8 Feb. 2020 Interested tuba and euphonium players can register to join the concert up to the day of the performance; interested audiences don’t have to pay a dime to hear dozens of their favorite local low brass players perform holiday favorites. Elizabeth Nonemaker, baltimoresun.com, "Go beyond 'Deck the halls’ with this guide to classical holiday concerts in Baltimore," 26 Nov. 2019 The 13th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas returns to Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St., on Dec. 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Come and bring your tubas, euphoniums and baritone horns. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "Bel Air to kicks off holiday season this weekend Christmas parade, Festival of Trees, new Winter Wonderland," 28 Nov. 2019 Bells of cymbals, bowls of lutes, tubing of euphoniums. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "Behind the Times," 22 Aug. 2019 The sextet includes some of Detroit's top players, among them Byrd, Lateef, Harris, and Kiane Zawadi (then Bernard McKinney) on euphonium. Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press, "'Jazz from Detroit': Exclusive excerpt from new book about city's remarkable jazz legacy," 30 June 2019 In addition to playing the euphonium, a low brass instrument, Kumiko counsels the freshmen and encourages everyone. Charles Solomon, latimes.com, "Review: ‘Sound! Euphonium the Movie — Our Promise: A Brand New Day’ feels undeveloped," 10 July 2019 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

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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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15 Feb 2020

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“Euphonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphonium. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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