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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A deep-toned brass wind musical instrument of the key bugle class.

Usage examples (26)
  • The Washington Cathedral has an ophicleide stop; the Central Synagogue in New York has one labeled "shofar."
  • The wooden serpent has gone out of use in military bands within recollection, the ophicleide from orchestras only recently.
  • "Like an ophicleide," said Gerfaut, who could not help laughing at the importance the artist attached to his display of talent.
  • In the ophicleide, the bass of the key-bugle, the bore is sufficiently wide to produce the fundamentals of a satisfactory quality. for more
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