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bombardon

[bom-ber-duh n, bom-bahr-dn] /ˈbɒm bər dən, bɒmˈbɑr dn/
noun
1.
a bass reed stop on a pipe organ.
2.
a large, deep-toned, valved, brass wind instrument resembling a tuba.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Italian bombardone wind instrument, equivalent to bombard(o) an oboelike instrument, orig., mortar (see bombard) + -one augmentative suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bombardon

bombardon

/ˈbɒmbədən; bɒmˈbɑːdən/
noun
1.
a brass instrument of the tuba type, similar to a sousaphone
2.
a 16-foot bass reed stop on an organ
Word Origin
C19: from Italian bombardone; see bombard
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