bombardon

bombardon

[bom-ber-duhn, bom-bahr-dn]
noun
1.
a bass reed stop on a pipe organ.
2.
a large, deep-toned, valved, brass wind instrument resembling a tuba.

Origin:
1855–60; < Italian bombardone wind instrument, equivalent to bombard(o) an oboelike instrument, orig., mortar (see bombard) + -one augmentative suffix

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bombardon (ˈbɒmbədən, bɒmˈbɑːdən)
 
n
1.  a brass instrument of the tuba type, similar to a sousaphone
2.  a 16-foot bass reed stop on an organ
 
[C19: from Italian bombardone; see bombard]

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