Definition of Wagner tuba in English:

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Wagner tuba

noun

A brass instrument of baritone pitch with an oval shape and upward-pointing bell, combining features of the tuba and the French horn and first used in Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Example sentences
  • Valved horns were permitted, in the light of Wagner's own equivocation about them, joining those valved horn hybrids known as Wagner tubas.
  • Then there is a piano, a celesta and the two Wagner tubas, which are part of a group of fifteen wind instruments.
  • His Wagner tuba was an especially fine instrument, made by the Stradivarius Gadget Works in Birmingham.

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Syllabification: Wag·ner tu·ba

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