Definition of ophicleide in English:
An obsolete bass brass instrument with keys, used in bands in the 19th century but superseded by the tuba.
- After early lessons on the ophicleide, an instrument for which he seems to have shown little aptitude, he turned to the flute, studying with Kuhlau.
- Happily, the ophicleide is much more predictable than the serpent, and it is possible to show a fairly typical fingering pattern that will work with most examples of the instrument.
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