- an early type of bassoon
- a bass or contrabass tuba, used in military bands
Origin of bombardonItalian bombardone from bombarda, mortar from French bombarde: see bombard
- A brass instrument resembling a tuba but with a lower pitch; a bass or contrabass tuba.
- A 16- or 32-foot reed stop on an organ.
Origin of bombardonFrench from Italian bombardone augmentative of bombardo alteration of bombarda bombard from Medieval Latin; see bombard .