bass horn

noun
the lowest brass wind instrument
Syn: ↑sousaphone, ↑tuba
Hypernyms: ↑brass, ↑brass instrument, ↑bass
Hyponyms: ↑euphonium, ↑helicon, ↑bombardon

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noun
Etymology: bass (III)
1. : a former wind instrument shaped like the bassoon but having a cup-shaped mouthpiece and a metal bell — compare serpent 7a
2. : tuba

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/bays/
1. tuba.
2. an obsolete wind instrument related to the tuba but resembling a bassoon in shape.
[1855-60]

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bass horn noun
An old wind instrument, a modification of the serpent
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Main Entry:bass

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bass horn «bays»,
1. = tuba. (Cf.tuba)
2. a wind instrument devised in the 1700's as an improvement on the serpent.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Bass horn — (Mus.) A modification of the bassoon, much deeper in tone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bass horn — (izg. bas hȍrn) m DEFINICIJA glazb. puhaći instrument, vrsta dubokog roga ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • bass-horn — ˈbass horn Mus. [see bass a. 3 b.] A modification of the bassoon, much deeper in its tones. Worcester cites Buchanan …   Useful english dictionary

  • bass horn — bass′ horn′ [[t]beɪs[/t]] n. mad an obsolete wind instrument related to the tuba but resembling a bassoon in shape • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • bass horn — [bās] n. 1. Historical a brass instrument related to the serpent 2. a tuba …   English World dictionary

  • bass horn — noun Date: circa 1825 an obsolete wind instrument shaped like a bassoon but with a cup shaped mouthpiece …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bass horn — /bays/ 1. tuba. 2. an obsolete wind instrument related to the tuba but resembling a bassoon in shape. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • bass horn — wind instrument which is shaped a bassoon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bass horn — /beɪs ˈhɔn/ (say bays hawn) noun 1. a tuba. 2. an old wind instrument related to the serpent …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bass (instrument) — Bass (pronounced like the word base ) refers to a variety of musical instruments that can be collectively regarded as bass instruments since they produce tones that are in the low pitched range. They belong to different families of instruments… …   Wikipedia

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