po·​sau·​ne | \ pōˈzau̇nə \
plural posaunen\ -​nən \

Definition of posaune

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

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History and Etymology for posaune

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 30 Oct. 2020.

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