sarrusophone

noun
sar·​ruso·​phone | \ səˈrüzəˌfōn, -ˈrəsə- \

Definition of sarrusophone

: a metal wind instrument with a double reed and a tube of wide conical bore played like the bassoon and sometimes used in place of it or a contrabassoon

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Other Words from sarrusophone

sarrusophonist \ -​nə̇st \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for sarrusophone

Sarrus, 19th century French bandmaster + -o- + -phone

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“Sarrusophone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sarrusophone. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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