Definition of mellophone in English:


Line breaks: mello|phone
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛləfəʊn


  • A brass instrument similar to the orchestral French horn, played in military and concert bands.
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    • 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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