helicon

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noun hel·i·con \ˈhe-lə-ˌkän, -li-kən\

Definition of helicon

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

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


First Known Use: circa 1875


Helicon

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geographical name Hel·i·con \ˈhe-lə-ˌkän, -li-kən\
variants: or Modern Greek

Elikón

\ˌe-lē-ˈkȯn\play

Definition of Helicon

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


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