/ˈsæksəˌfoʊn/ noun, pl -phones [count]
: a musical instrument that has a curved metal tube and that is played by blowing into a mouthpiece and pressing keys with your fingers

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  • sax|o|phone — «SAK suh fohn», noun. a brass musical wind instrument with a curved body, keys for the fingers, and a mouthpiece with a single reed, like that of a clarinet. ╂[< Adolphe Sax, 1814 1894, a Belgian inventor + phone] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sax — sax·a·tile; sax·aul; sax·horn; sax·i·ca·vous; sax·ic·o·line; sax·ic·o·lous; sax·if·ra·ga; sax·i·fra·ga·ce·ae; sax·i·frage; sax·if·ra·gous; sax·i·frax; sax·ig·e·nous; sax·o·nian; sax·on·ic; sax·on·ism; sax·on·ist; sax·on·ize; sax·on·ly; sax·o·ny;… …   English syllables

  • Phone — Phone·vi·sion; pho·to·phone; pis·ton·phone; poly·phone; ra·dio·phone; sar·ruso·phone; sax·o·phone; sou·sa·phone; sten·tor·phone; sym·bal·lo·phone; te·leg·ra·phone; ther·mo·phone; vi·bra·phone; wa·ter·phone; xylo·phone; ideo·phone; phone;… …   English syllables

  • saxophone — sax·o·phone …   English syllables

  • saxophone — sax•o•phone [[t]ˈsæk səˌfoʊn[/t]] n. mad a musical wind instrument consisting of a conical, usu. brass tube with keys or valves and a mouthpiece with one reed • Etymology: 1850–55; Sax (see saxhorn) + o + phone sax o•phon′ic ˈfɒn ɪk adj.… …   From formal English to slang

  • saxophone — sax|o|phone [ˈsæksəfəun US foun] n also sax [sæks] informal [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: , from Adolphe Sax (1814 94), Belgian musician who invented the instrument] a curved musical instrument made of metal that you play by blowing into it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • saxophone — sax|o|phone [ sæksə,foun ] noun count a musical instrument consisting of a long curved metal tube that you play by blowing into it as you press its KEYS with your fingers. Saxophones are used mainly for playing jazz music …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • o — abi·o·log·i·cal; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom; ab·o·li·tion·ism; ab·o·li·tion·ist; ab·o·li·tion·ize; ab·o·ma·sal; ab·o·ma·sum; ac·an·thol·o·gy; ac·an·thop·o·dous; acar·i·dol·o·gist; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; acar·i·o·sis;… …   English syllables

  • Saxophone — Sax o*phone, n. [A.A.J. Sax, the inventor (see {Saxhorn}) + Gr. ? tone.] (Mus.) A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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