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  • n. A trombone with the reed and bocal of a bassoon placed instead of the usual mouthpiece.
  • n. An awkward union of disparate elements combining the disadvantages of both.


Blend of trombone and bassoon. (Wiktionary)


  • The ensemble includes a lasso d'amore--one of those ridged plastic tubes you whirl around your head, the pitch depending on how fast--and a tromboon, a slide trombone fitted with a bassoon bocal.

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  • I've read the score but never heard the piece, which also uses tromboon, a slide trombone fitted with a bassoon bocal and reed.



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