Definition of saxophone in English:
- Guitars, flutes, trombones, saxophones and clarinets all combine to play back up to her vocals.
- It's always performed by big bands, with trumpets, trombones and saxophones, sometimes with flutes, and always with Cuban percussion - the congas, bongos and timbales.
- But jazz quartets can be varied with a trumpet or a saxophone or even a flute or clarinet.
phonetic from early 19th century:
Phonetic is from modern Latin phoneticus, from Greek phōnētikos, from phōnein ‘speak’. Other words from the same source are gramophone (late 19th century), and its reversed form phonograph (mid 19th century) originally a phonetic symbol, which explains the use of the combining form—gram used for ‘something written’; and saxophone (mid 19th century) an instrument for making pleasant sounds invented by the Belgian Adolphe Sax in 1840.
- British & World English dictionary
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