\ ˈsaks How to pronounce sax (audio) \
plural saxes

Definition of sax

: saxophone plays sax in a local jazz ensemble often used before another noun a sax playerThe transmission, as one editor put it, "is as smooth as a Paul Desmond sax solo."— John Phillips

Examples of sax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The band, which included John Scofield, Bill Evans (the sax-playing Bill Evans), Darryl Jones, Al Foster and Mino Cinelu, was captured at the Theatre St. Denis in Montreal, Canada. Chris Willman, Variety, 18 June 2022 On Saturday, the Truckers had sax and trumpet players on a few songs, a nifty nod to Shoals roots. Matt Wake |, al, 16 May 2022 That year featured concerts by, respectively, organ legend Jimmy Smith, sax and flute great James Moody, and the band TanaReid. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2021 Michael had written this beautiful theme for her that had almost gotten too purpley, with a sax and everything. Jon Burlingame, Variety, 7 Mar. 2022 Other Facts Studied music at Juilliard and toured the country playing tenor sax and clarinet with The Henry Jerome Orchestra. CNN, 21 Feb. 2022 The group currently has Alex Harding on baritone sax, Corey Wilkes on trumpet, the leader on drums and all three on percussion. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 As Eddie, the sleeveless, sax-playing delivery boy, Meat Loaf makes his Rocky Horror Picture Show film entrance through a wall on a motorcycle (of course) and turns a Grease-style rock 'n' roll anthem into something far sleazier. Steve Knopper,, 21 Jan. 2022 Is there something magical that happens between you and a soprano sax? Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sax

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Sax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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