any of a group of valved brass band instruments, with a full, even tone and a wide range
Origin of saxhornafter A. J. Sax (1814-94), Belgian inventor
Any of a family of valved brass wind instruments that resemble the bugle and have a full even tone and wide compass.
Origin of saxhornAfter Sax, surname of 19th-century Belgian instrument-making family.
- (music) Any of a group of similar brass instruments, resembling a bugle in shape, but with valves