helicon
noun Etymology: probably from Greek helik-, helix + English -on (as in bombardon); from its tube's forming a spiral encircling the player's body Date: circa 1875 a large circular tuba similar to a sousaphone but lacking an adjustable bell

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  • hélicon — [ elikɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1902; gr. helikos « sinueux » ♦ Mus. Tuba contrebasse que sa forme circulaire permet de porter autour du corps en le faisant reposer sur une épaule. ⇒ saxhorn. ● hélicon nom masculin (grec helikos, sinueux) Tuba contrebasse qui …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Helicon — Hel i*con (h[e^]l [i^]*k[o^]n), prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. Elikw n.] A mountain in B[oe]otia, in Greece, supposed by the Greeks to be the residence of Apollo and the Muses. [1913 Webster] From Helicon s harmonious springs A thousand rills their mazy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Helicon — 1520s, from Gk. Helikon, mountain in Boeotia, sacred to the Muses, in which arose the fountains of Aganippe and Hippocrene. Lit. the tortuous mountain, from helix (gen. helikos) spiral (see HELIX (Cf. helix)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Helicon — [hel′i kän΄, hel′ikən] mountain group in SC Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth: in Greek mythology, the home of the Muses; highest peak, 5,735 ft (1,748 m) …   English World dictionary

  • helicon — [hel′i kän΄, hel′ikən] n. [prob. < HELICO + arbitrary ending: from the shape] a brass instrument of the tuba family, consisting of a long, coiled tube that can be carried over the shoulder: see SOUSAPHONE …   English World dictionary

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