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saxophone

sax·o·phone

saxophone

 
pronunciation:
saek s fon
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of several wind instruments that have a conical metal body, finger keys, and a mouthpiece with a single reed; alto, tenor, baritone, soprano, or bass saxophone.
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derivation: saxophonist (n.)
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The saxophone was named after its inventor, the Belgian instrument maker, Antoine Sax.
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