Euphonium meaning

yo͝o-fōnē-əm
A brass instrument similar to the tuba but having a somewhat higher pitch and a mellower sound.
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A valved brass instrument like the baritone but more mellow in tone, due to a larger bore.
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(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.)
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Origin of euphonium

  • From Greek euphōnos sweet-voiced euphony

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek εὔφωνος (euphōnos).

    From Wiktionary