plural posaunen
Posaune plural Posaunes : a reed stop on the pedal organ of 16′ pitch or 32′ pitch imitating the trombone

Word History


German, from Middle High German busīne, busūne trumpet, from Old French buisine, busine, from Latin bucina, probably from bu- (from bos head of cattle) + -cina (from canere to sing)

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“Posaune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posaune. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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