transposing instrument


: a musical instrument that sounds pitches different from those indicated by the notation
: an instrument with a shifting keyboard for mechanically causing the music to sound in a different key

Word History


transposing (present participle of transpose entry 1) + instrument

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“Transposing instrument.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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