Saxophone meaning

săk'sə-fōn'
A woodwind instrument with a single-reed mouthpiece and a usually curved conical metal tube, including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sizes.
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Any of a group of keyed woodwind instruments having a single reed, conical bore, and metal body, usually curved.
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(music) A single-reed instrument musical instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and with a distinctive loop bringing the bell upwards.
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Origin of saxophone

  • After Sax , surname of 19th-century Belgian instrument-making family
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from French saxophone, a combination of the surname of its inventor Adolphe Sax (1814-1894) + -o- + -phone (“phone"), from Ancient Greek φωνή (fōnḗ, “voice")
    From Wiktionary