Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brass wind instrument, similar to the French horn, often used in military or marching bands.

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  • n. A brass instrument frequently used in place of the French horn in marching bands and similar performance groups

Etymologies

mello(w) + -phone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • CHRISTIANSEN: One of the best mellophone players in the band had to learn to play with one hand, and teach Derek Reimer how to march and play.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2009

  • I marched in the Cadets in 1975 ... mellophone ... and as one of the drum majors in the Empire State Express in '78.

    Maynard Ferguson: 1928 - 2006

  • We have a warm spot in our hearts for low brass; Darling Spouse because DenverDaughter played bari horn in her younger days, NinjaBaker ever since he branched out from trumpet onto horn, mellophone and trombone, and I because I love the way the sound pounds its way in through my chest instead of just making its way through my ears like ordinary music.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Freddie played mellophone and then trumpet as a teenager.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Chris also scored superior category in mellophone solo individual talent contest in D.C.I. against all the division I teams so go Chris!

    You do want fries with that! - BatesLine

  • By the way, our son will be on ESPN2 DCI(drum corps international) Sept.21 and 23 (check afternoon times) and he ranked 4th best mellophone player out of 20,000 Division I (the division that will be shown on ESPN2)!

    Weekly, in Urban Tulsa Weekly - BatesLine

  • Broadhurst attended the University of Alabama, playing the mellophone in the band, where he met his wife.

    Sand Mountain Reporter: News

  • Young Freddie played the tonette and mellophone, then the trumpet, flugelhorn, piano, French horn, sousaphone and tuba - notably studying with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's first trumpeter Max Woodbury at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Both Ed (on alto saxopone and clarinet) and Marc Levin (on cornet, mellophone and flugelhorn) reveal laser-focus and a tough individuality, honed to a sharp point by the ecstasy of free jazz.

    WFMU's Beware of the Blog

  • A fan of all Spartan sports, Carl played trumpet and mellophone in the Spartan Marching Band.

    battlecreekenquirer.com -

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