tromboon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of trombone and bassoon.

Humorously coined by composer Peter Schickele, attributed to fictitious composer P.D.Q. Bach.

Noun[edit]

tromboon (plural tromboons)

  1. (music) A trombone with the reed and bocal of a bassoon placed instead of the usual mouthpiece.
  2. An awkward union of disparate elements combining the disadvantages of both.