saxophone

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English[edit]

An alto saxophone.

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Borrowing from French saxophone, a combination of the surname of its inventor Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) + -o- + -phone (phone), from Ancient Greek φωνή (fōnḗ, voice)

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saxophone (plural saxophones)

  1. (music) A single-reed instrument musical instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and with a distinctive loop bringing the bell upwards.

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