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bombardon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bombardo  \Bom*bar"do\,  Bombardon  \Bom*bar"don\,  n.  [It. 
  bombardo.]  (Mus.) 
  Originally,  a  deep-toned  instrument  of  the  oboe  or  bassoon 
  family;  thence,  a  bass  reed  stop  on  the  organ.  The  name 
  bombardon  is  now  given  to  a  brass  instrument,  the  lowest  of 
  the  saxhorns,  in  tone  resembling  the  ophicleide.  --Grove. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bombardon 
  n  1:  a  bass  tuba  that  coils  over  the  shoulder  of  the  musician 
  [syn:  {helicon}] 
  2:  a  large  shawm;  the  bass  member  of  the  shawm  family  [syn:  {bombard}] 




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