bass horn
noun Date: circa 1825 an obsolete wind instrument shaped like a bassoon but with a cup-shaped mouthpiece

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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 the lowest brass wind instrument • Syn: ↑sousaphone, ↑tuba • Hypernyms: ↑brass, ↑brass instrument, ↑bass • Hyponyms: ↑euphonium, ↑he …   Useful english 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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