Definition of sousaphone in English:
A form of tuba with a wide bell pointing forward above the player’s head and circular coils resting on the player’s left shoulder and right hip, used in marching bands.
- It was from the helicon that Conn in the USA devised the sousaphone for the American bandmaster John Philip Sousa.
- Out of the corner of my eye I saw a dozen musicians climb on stage with no less than 15 instruments, including sousaphone, bass trombone, accordion, pedal steel guitar, saw and theremin!
- Various songs also make use of mouthbow, harmonica, sousaphone and trombone.
1920s: named after J. P. Sousa (see Sousa, John Philip), on the pattern of saxophone.
- Example sentences
- In real life, the sousaphonist is always some scrawny schmuck who only wanted to play concert tuba for the Christmas pageant so his parents would have pictures.
- The sound is held together by the rhythm section of sousaphonist Mike and drummer Mark.
- Sure marching and playing are very important, but tuba players, particularly sousaphonists are not the sharpest pencils in the box.
Words that rhyme with sousaphonesarrusophone
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