American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A brass wind instrument similar to the tuba but having a somewhat higher pitch and a mellower sound.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument, consisting of a set of glass tubes, connected with graduated steel bars, to be put in vibration by the moistened finger: invented by Chladni in 1790.
- n. A musical instrument, the lowest or bass of the saxhorn family, having a compass of about three octaves upward from the second C below middle C. Its tone is powerful, but unsympathetic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A bass instrument of the saxhorn family.
- n. a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
- From Ancient Greek εὔφωνος (euphōnos). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek euphōnos, sweet-voiced; see euphony. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rocking Carol, once given a bonkers electronic treatment by New Order, is warmly rendered with horns and euphonium.”
“Christa was able to stretch our donated money to the limit and so we were able to purchase 11 new instruments including three trumpets, a pocket trumpet, a tuba, alto and baritone horn, a trombone, euphonium, a snare and a base drum.”
“Mr. Koster's touring companions this year include Robbie Cucchiaro , 37, and Ian Ludders , 33, fellow Music Tapes bandmates who play a share of idiosyncratic instruments—trombone, euphonium, toy piano—between them.”
“There is a distinct gap in the market for the comedy of the euphonium.”
“If blokey from Editors told his bass player he had a month to learn the euphonium and aselection of military marching anthems, do you think it would be a hit?”
“He is an equally adept performer on the harmonica, also on the harmonium, euphonium, pandemonium, saxophone, vibraphone, dictaphone, glockenspiel and catarrh. . .”
“Merry Tuba Christmas," the 37th year of a performance of tuba, sousaphone and euphonium players from the metropolitan area; take an instrument to a 3 p.m. rehearsal for inclusion in the concert. 6 p.m.”
“Then there's a euphonium, a tuba and a rhythm section.”
“Just bring your tuba, sousaphone or euphonium to the 37th annual TubaChristmas, a mass tooting of the brass instruments; it's open to anyone with the necessary gear.”
“I have fond memories of playing his euphonium parts in ... what the hell was that piece called?”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘euphonium’.
Words that sound like they might be the names of elements of the periodic table, but that aren't. Many of the words listed here were actually proposed as names for substances their creators thought...
relating to sound
As requested by bilby - http://wordie.org/lists/11872
- â€œgood, well,â€ -- from the Greek.
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a list of pretentious words i have used or hope to use when discussing operas because they make me feel like i am considerably more knowledgeable about opera than i actually am.
Non-standard musical terms.
Words culled from Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
I've no idea where I got this page full of words, but whatever it is, I want to find it again. May have duplicate words from other lists.
Words and phrases from Jonathan Stroud's book, Ptolemy's Gate.
Organ stops, that is.
Looking for tweets for euphonium.