Definition of Sackbut

1. Noun. A medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone.

Generic synonyms: Trombone



Definition of Sackbut

1. n. A brass wind instrument, like a bass trumpet, so contrived that it can be lengthened or shortened according to the tone required; -- said to be the same as the trombone.

Definition of Sackbut

1. Noun. (music) A brass instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras, and an ancestor of the modern trombone. It was derived from the medieval slide trumpet. ¹

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Definition of Sackbut

1. a medieval trombone [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sackbut

sacheted
sachets
saciety
sack-whey
sack-winged
sack coat
sack man
sack out
sack race
sack races
sack up
sackable
sackage
sackages
sackbut (current term)
sackbuts
sackcloth
sackcloth and ashes
sackclothed
sackcloths
sacked
sacked out
sacker
sackers
sacket
sackful
sackfuls

Literary usage of Sackbut

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1. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1899)
"Next day it was reported, that Mr sackbut had been way-laid, and almost murdered ... CHAPTER XXX Mr sackbut and his Pupil Conspire against Peregrine, who, ..."

2. The Bible Word-book: A Glossary of Old English Bible Words by Jonathan Eastwood (1866)
"... denotes a sackbut and also :1 tube used as a pump. The latter part of the word is apparently the Lat. buxus, though Diez would connect ..."

3. The Life, Adventures, and Opinions of Col. George Hanger Written by Himself by George Hanger, George H. Coleraine, William Combe, John Debrett (1801)
"Mr. W—b—— ce might also accompany the band, on particular festivals, on that solemn instrument, so much revered in ancient times, the sackbut ; while Sir R ..."

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