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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A large shawm; A tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician.

Usage examples (18)
  • The bombardon, or E flat tuba, has much richer lower notes.
  • The contra-bombardon man, we understand, also complains that his instrument is too tight round the chest.
  • The euphonium and bombardon, the basses of the important family of saxhorns, now completely cover the ground of bass wind instrument music.
  • This was the old man who had listened to my performance on the bombardon. for more
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