a valved brass instrument like the baritone but more mellow in tone, due to a larger bore
Origin of euphoniumfrom Classical Greek euph?nos, musical (see euphony) + (harmon)ium
A brass instrument similar to the tuba but having a somewhat higher pitch and a mellower sound.
Origin of euphoniumFrom Greek euphōnos sweet-voiced ; see euphony .
- (music) A valved brass instrument, a sax horn, the tenor of the tuba family of instruments, having the appearance very similar to that of a tuba. It is similar to and often used instead of a "Baritone" horn. (A true Baritone has a cylindrical tubing, while the Euphonium tubing is conical, though they both cover the same range of tones. This relationship is also between the Trumpet [cylindrical] and Cornet [conical] respectively.)
From Ancient Greek εὔφωνος (euphōnos).