sax·​tu·​ba ˈsaks-ˌtü-bə How to pronounce saxtuba (audio)
: a bass saxhorn

Word History


Antoine Sax + English tuba

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saxtuba was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Saxtuba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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