sousaphone[so̵̅o̅′zə fōn′, so̵̅o̅′sə-]
sousaphone definition by Webster's New World
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a brass instrument of the tuba family, with a large, movable bell: it was developed from the helicon and is used esp. in military bands
Origin: after John Philip Sousa, who suggested its form
sousaphone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A large brass wind instrument, similar in range to the tuba, having a flaring bell and a shape adapted to being carried in marching bands.
Origin: After John Philip Sousa.
sousaphone - Cultural Definition
A kind of tuba that wraps around the player's body so that it can be carried easily while marching.
- The sousaphone is named after the bandmaster John Philip Sousa, who suggested building the instrument in this shape.