Definition of mellophone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛləfəʊn/


A brass instrument similar to the orchestral French horn, played in military and concert bands.
Example sentences
  • The mellophone is the marching French horn and looks like a fat trumpet.
  • And for those who might be curious, I played (in approximately this order) flute, pit percussion, tympani, piccolo, French horn and mellophone.
  • I will play for you from my mellophone, Alaric, as I do sometimes.


1920s: from mellow + -phone.

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