trumpet marine


: a triangular medieval bowed musical instrument about six feet long having one long catgut string that produces powerful and coarse-toned natural harmonics when played

called also monochord

Word History


probably so called from its resemblance to large speaking trumpets used formerly on Italian and other European ships

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“Trumpet marine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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