- 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.