Any of a group of keyed woodwind instruments having a single reed, conical bore, and metal body, usually curved.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Saxophone
Origin of Saxophone
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")
After Sax , surname of 19th-century Belgian instrument-making family
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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