from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woodwind instrument with a single-reed mouthpiece and a usually curved conical metal tube, including soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone sizes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A single-reed instrument musical instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and with a distinctive loop bringing the bell upwards
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A musical instrument, properly of the clarinet class, but with a metal tube like a trumpet or horn, invented by Adolphe Sax about 1840.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore
THE SIMPSONS NETWORK: Can you imagine a television network where Sideshow Bob is beating himself up with rakes or Bleeding Gums Murphy is powerhousing his saxophone from the heavens at any given moment in the day?
When he plays free-form style, as on "Late Works," his new duet album with guitarist Fred Frith, it's the most extreme avant-garde music you'll hear, combining the furthest-out acoustic screeches and shrieks that an alto saxophone is capable of making with the distortion and random noise that only a guitar-based electronics kit can produce.
The saxophone is Jazzamoart's fetish, the instrument that appears most often in his work.
If you ask any parent of a beginning band member what instrument their child plays, they will say "the saxophone," or just "saxophone" -- not "a saxophone."
The vicar would never let our saxophonists bring their instruments into the church; he claimed the saxophone was the devil's instrument and represented the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
MR: You've even said that you think that the saxophone is an extension of your soul, is that right?
Although West Coast musicians with Mr. Collette's skills commonly moved to New York in search of wider visibility, Collette chose to remain in Los Angeles, where he worked for more than four decades as a first-call saxophone and woodwind specialist.
You had said that there's a great story behind how Kadri Gopalnath started playing saxophone, which is an unusual instrument for classical Indian music.
The Indian social theorist Ashis Nandy writes of the two voices in Kipling, which have been called the saxophone and the oboe.
The saxophone is a naturally raucous instrument; it fits into rock and roll as easily as bebop.