saxhorn

noun
sax·​horn | \ ˈsaks-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce saxhorn (audio) \

Definition of saxhorn

: 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

First Known Use of saxhorn

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saxhorn

Antoine Sax †1894 Belgian instrument maker + English horn

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“Saxhorn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saxhorn. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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