Definition of sackbut in English:

sackbut

Line breaks: sack|but
Pronunciation: /ˈsakbʌt
 
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noun

  • An early form of trombone used in Renaissance music.
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    • The Bassanos were particularly associated with the royal wind music, as players of recorders, sackbuts, and other wind instruments.
    • The moment these records first appeared, pop groups were experimenting with sackbuts, rebecs and crumhorns.
    • That's because any festival, whether it celebrates the sackbut and crumhorn of early music, or the sword and society of the Vikings, brings in enthusiasts.

Origin

late 15th century: from French saquebute, from obsolete saqueboute 'hook for pulling a man off a horse', from saquer 'to pull' + bouter 'to hit'.

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