helicon

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Helikon-Stowasser-Graz.jpg

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Ancient Greek ἕλῐξ (hélix) +‎ -on, after bombardon.[1]

Noun[edit]

helicon (plural helicons)

  1. (music) A large tuba whose coils fit around the player's shoulders.
    Coordinate terms: sousaphone, tuba
  2. (physics) A low-frequency electromagnetic wave observed in various plasmas.

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  1. ^ helicon” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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Noun[edit]

helicon

  1. accusative singular of helico