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sax 1

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noun

informal
1A saxophone: alto sax [as modifier]: a sax solo
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  • Over the years, he has become adept on alto and soprano saxes, value trombone, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, cornet, and various clarinets.
  • His exquisite phrasing is heard frequently on 16-or 32-bar alto sax solos, and occasionally on trumpet and clarinet.
  • The song bolts out with an anticipatory, pulsing rhythm under a soprano sax solo.
1.1A saxophone player: tenor saxes Alan Thompson and Sue Ferris
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  • Though Underhill admits his band of three saxes, a crazy bassist, and a dancing drummer is getting on in years, he claims they've still got that old verve.
  • One of the tenor saxes also played the lead in unison with the clarinet, but an octave lower.

Origin

Early 20th century: abbreviation.

Derivatives

saxist

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noun
Example sentences
  • Our erstwhile ska hardliners are now essentially a four-piece, with saxist Lorraine front and centre handling vocal duty.
  • And he also fell under the sway of Crouch, as well as the alto saxist Arthur Blythe and, a bit later, David Murray, who played tenor sax and bass clarinet.
  • B.J., Andy, and Joe would play their guitars, Alex would be our saxist, Chelsea would be the keyboardist, and you and I would be the lead singers.

Words that rhyme with sax

axe (US ax), Backs, Bax, fax, flax, lax, max, pax, Sachs, saxe, tax, wax

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sax 2 Line breaks: sax
(also zaxzaks)

noun

A small axe used for cutting roof slates, with a point for making nail holes.

Origin

Old English seax 'knife', of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root meaning 'cut'.

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