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[saks-hawrn] /ˈsæksˌhɔrn/
any of a family of brass instruments close to the cornets and tubas.
1835-45; named after A. Sax (1814-94), a Belgian who invented such instruments Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for saxhorn


a valved brass instrument used chiefly in brass and military bands, having a tube of conical bore and a brilliant tone colour. It resembles the tuba and constitutes a family of instruments related to the flugelhorn and cornet
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C19: named after Adolphe Sax (see saxophone), who invented it (1845)
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Encyclopedia Article for saxhorn

any of a family of brass wind instruments patented by the Belgian instrument-maker Antoine-Joseph Sax, known as Adolphe Sax, in Paris in 1845. Saxhorns, one of many 19th-century developments from the valved bugle, provided military bands with a homogeneous series of valved brass in place of the miscellany of valved instruments that had come into use since 1825 (such as flugelhorns, or valved bugles; cornets; euphoniums; and others)

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