helicon[hel′i kän′, -kən]
a brass instrument of the tuba family, consisting of a long, coiled tube that can be carried over the shoulder
Origin of heliconprobably ; from helico- + arbitrary ending: from the shape
mountain group in SC Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth: in Greek mythology, the home of the Muses; highest peak, 5,735 ft (1,748 m)
A large spiral brass tuba that fits around the player's shoulder.
Origin of heliconProbably from Greek helix, helik-, spiral.
A mountain, 1,749 (5,738 ft) high, of central Greece. It was the legendary abode of the Muses and was sacred to Apollo.
- (music) A large tuba whose coils fit around the player's shoulders.