Saxophone Definition

săksə-fōn
saxophones
noun
saxophones
Any of a group of keyed woodwind instruments having a single reed, conical bore, and metal body, usually curved.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
saxbrass windhorn

Other Word Forms of Saxophone

Noun

Singular:
saxophone
Plural:
saxophones

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")

    From Wiktionary

  • After Sax , surname of 19th-century Belgian instrument-making family

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

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