saxophone

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See also: Saxophone and saxophoné

English[edit]

An alto saxophone.

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saxophone m ‎(plural saxophones)

  1. saxophone

Verb[edit]

saxophone

  1. first-person singular present indicative of saxophoner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of saxophoner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of saxophoner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of saxophoner
  5. second-person singular imperative of saxophoner