sax·​horn ˈsaks-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce saxhorn (audio)
: any of a group of valved brass instruments ranging from soprano to bass and characterized by a conical tube, oval shape, and cup-shaped mouthpiece

Word History


Antoine Sax †1894 Belgian instrument maker + English horn

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saxhorn was in 1844

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“Saxhorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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