Definition of Adolphe Sax

1. Noun. A Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894).

Exact synonyms: Sax
Generic synonyms: Maker, Shaper



Lexicographical Neighbors of Adolphe Sax

Admiralty ham
Admiralty mile
Admission Day
Adnan
Adnett
Adnitt
Adnyamathanha
Adolf
Adolf Eichmann
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Loos
Adolf Windaus
Adolophine
Adolph
Adolph Simon Ochs
Adolphe Sax (current term)
Adolpho
Adolphus
Adonai
Adonara
Adonean
Adonic
Adonic line
Adonis
Adonis annua
Adonis belt
Adonis belts
Adonises
Adoo
Adornoan

Literary usage of Adolphe Sax

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Musical Sketches, Abroad and at Home by John Ella, John Belcher (1878)
"... Paganini believed he had only conformed to English custom. SAX, NATIVE OF BELGIUM. INVENTIONS OF Adolphe Sax. " La musique militaire de France deviendra ..."

2. A Dictionary of Musical Terms: Containing Upwards of 9,000 English, French by Theodore Baker (1895)
"An instr. of a type inv. about 1840 by Adolphe Sax of Dinant- sur-Meuse, Belgium. ... A brass wind-instr. inv. in 1842 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian. ..."

3. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"A family which resulted from the improvement made in brass instruments by Adolphe Sax, who during the Nineteenth Century, strove to produce unity among the ..."

4. What Happened Today? by Jill Norris, Sharon Rosenberger (2001)
"In 18m Adolphe Sax was born in Belgium. His father was a musical instrument maker. When Adolphe grew up he became a musician and invented the saxophone. ..."

5. University Musical Encyclopedia by Louis Charles Elson (1912)
"Sax Horn is the name of a family of brass valve instruments invented by "ADOLPHE" SAX which have been generally adopted for military and other open-air ..."

6. Stokes' Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: Covering the Entire Period of by Leander Jan De Bekker (1908)
"The boon generally adopted for military new melodies, which are sung by the by " ADOLPHE " SAX which have building was restored by Queen Vic- and other ..."

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