mel·​lo·​phone ˈme-lə-ˌfōn How to pronounce mellophone (audio)
: a valved brass instrument similar in form and range to the French horn

Examples of mellophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the sun blistered the parking lot, rows of trumpet, tuba and mellophone players marched back and forth, wiping sweat from their foreheads at the end of each passage of music. Emily Cochrane,, 1 July 2023 It’s one of the most touching moments of the debut episode, the first of eight. Nehemiah, a mellophone player and aspiring leader, offers another of the show’s strong personalities. Candace McDuffie, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Jan. 2022 Two somehow escape through the swirl of trumpets, mellophones and clarinets. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, 11 Aug. 2017

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Word History


mellow entry 1 + -phone

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mellophone was in 1901

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“Mellophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


mel·​lo·​phone ˈmel-ə-ˌfōn How to pronounce mellophone (audio)
: an althorn in circular form

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