Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fallopian tube.
  • noun The eustachian tube.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ancient Greek military trumpet of metal having a straight, flaring tube. It was used for signals. Compare the Roman tuba (tuba, 4).
  • noun A Fallopian tube.
  • noun A Eustachian tube, or syrinx.
  • noun [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Old Anat.) The Eustachian tube, or the Fallopian tube.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun anatomy Fallopian tube
  • noun anatomy Eustachian tube

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tube in the uterus or the ear

Etymologies

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

[New Latin, from Greek salpinx, trumpet.]

Examples

  • An ancient music critic, Aristides Quintilianus, calls the salpinx “a warlike and terrifying instrument,” “masculine” and “vehement.”

    The Battle of Salamis

  • An ancient music critic, Aristides Quintilianus, calls the salpinx “a warlike and terrifying instrument,” “masculine” and “vehement.”

    The Battle of Salamis

  • A golden dolphin, which had been suspended from a beam, and on which the eye of every charioteer was fixed, dropped to the ground, a blast on the 'salpinx', or war-trumpet, was sounded, and forty-eight horses flew forth as though thrown forward by one impulsion.

    Serapis — Volume 06

  • A golden dolphin, which had been suspended from a beam, and on which the eye of every charioteer was fixed, dropped to the ground, a blast on the 'salpinx', or war-trumpet, was sounded, and forty-eight horses flew forth as though thrown forward by one impulsion.

    Serapis — Complete

  • A golden dolphin, which had been suspended from a beam, and on which the eye of every charioteer was fixed, dropped to the ground, a blast on the 'salpinx', or war-trumpet, was sounded, and forty-eight horses flew forth as though thrown forward by one impulsion.

    Serapis — Volume 06

  • A golden dolphin, which had been suspended from a beam, and on which the eye of every charioteer was fixed, dropped to the ground, a blast on the 'salpinx', or war-trumpet, was sounded, and forty-eight horses flew forth as though thrown forward by one impulsion.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • A golden dolphin, which had been suspended from a beam, and on which the eye of every charioteer was fixed, dropped to the ground, a blast on the 'salpinx', or war-trumpet, was sounded, and forty-eight horses flew forth as though thrown forward by one impulsion.

    Serapis — Volume 06

  • The salpinx ranged from two and a half to about five feet long: the salpinx was hardly handy, but it was certainly loud.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • A salpinx from fifth century B.C. Greece has been found: its cylinder consists of thirteen parts made of ivory, while its bell and mouthpiece are made of bronze.

    The Battle of Salamis

  • Homer compares the sound of the salpinx to the terrible cry of Achilles.

    The Battle of Salamis

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  • Pronounced \ˈsal(ˌ)piŋ(k)s\

    July 17, 2017