brass instrument

Definitions of brass instrument
  1. noun
    a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
    synonyms: brass
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    baritone, baritone horn
    the second lowest brass wind instrument
    bass horn, sousaphone, tuba
    the lowest brass wind instrument
    bugle
    a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
    clarion
    a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
    cornet, horn, trump, trumpet
    a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    fluegelhorn, flugelhorn
    a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
    French horn, horn
    a brass musical instrument consisting of a conical tube that is coiled into a spiral and played by means of valves
    saxhorn
    any of a family of brass wind instruments that resemble a bugle with valves
    trombone
    a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide
    euphonium
    a bass horn (brass wind instrument) that is the tenor of the tuba family
    bombardon, helicon
    a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
    sackbut
    a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone
    serpent
    an obsolete bass cornet; resembles a snake
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    wind, wind instrument
    a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by the breath
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