helicon

noun hel·i·con \ ˈhe-lə-ˌkän , -li-kən \

Definition of helicon

: a large circular tuba similar to a sousaphone but lacking an adjustable bell

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Origin and Etymology of helicon

probably from Greek helik-, helix + English -on (as in bombardon); from its tube's forming a spiral encircling the player's body


Helicon

geographical name Hel·i·con \ ˈhe-lə-ˌkän , -li-kən \
variants: or Modern Greek Elikón play \ˌe-lē-ˈkȯn\

Definition of Helicon

mountain 5735 feet (1748 meters) high in southwestern Boeotia, east central Greece, near the Gulf of Corinth

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