Definition of Saxhorns

1. Noun. (plural of saxhorn) ¹



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Definition of Saxhorns

1. saxhorn [n] - See also: saxhorn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saxhorns

sawyer's handful
sawyer beetle
sawyers
sax
sax-tuba
saxafras
saxagliptin
saxatile
saxaul
saxauls
saxe blue
saxefras
saxello
saxes
saxhorn
saxhorns (current term)
saxicava
saxicavid
saxicavids
saxicavous
saxicoline
saxicolous
saxicolous plant
saxifraga
saxifragaceous
saxifrage
saxifrage family
saxifrages
saxifragous
saxion

Literary usage of Saxhorns

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1. The Technique of the Modern Orchestra: A Manual of Practical Instrumentation by Charles Marie Widor (1906)
"This is a separate group of absolutely different timbre from the other brass instruments, the tube of the saxhorns being conical, instead of cylindrical ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"4 saxhorns in Ъ& (Cornets). (Euphoniums). 4 Contrabass Saxhorn» 4 Ditto ... 2 Bugles in B7- 2 saxhorns, baritone, 2 Horns in E 7- B7. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The saxhorns came into being in 1843, when Sax applied a modification of the valve system invented in Germany in 1815 to the keyed bugle. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"He adapted the German invention of the valve to all classes of brass instruments, and gave them the generic name of saxhorns, Sax- tromba, ..."

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