mel·​lo·​phone | \ ˈme-lə-ˌfōn How to pronounce mellophone (audio) \

Definition of mellophone

: a valved brass instrument similar in form and range to the French horn

Examples of mellophone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two somehow escape through the swirl of trumpets, mellophones and clarinets. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of mellophone

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mellophone

mellow entry 1 + -phone

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The first known use of mellophone was in 1901

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“Mellophone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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