Definition of heckelphone
: a woodwind instrument of the oboe family pitched an octave below the normal oboe
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of heckelphone
German heckelphon, from Wilhelm Heckel, 20th century German instrument maker, its inventor + German -phon -phone
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up heckelphone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).