Definition of sarrusophone in English:


Syllabification: sar·ru·so·phone
Pronunciation: /səˈro͞ozəˌfōn, -ˈrəsə-


  • A member of a family of wind instruments similar to saxophones but with a double reed like an oboe.
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    • The sarrusophone was a product of this imaginative age and although it was once a popular band instrument, it has now been essentially forgotten.
    • It's ironic that the saxophone is well known while the sarrusophone is obscure.


late 19th century: from the name of W. Sarrus, the 19th-century French bandmaster who invented it, + -phone.

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