trom|bone [trɔmˈbəun US tra:mˈboun] n
[Date: 1700-1800; : Italian; Origin: tromba 'trumpet']
a large metal musical instrument that you play by blowing into it and sliding a long tube in and out to change the notes
>trombonist n

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  • trombone — [ trɔ̃bɔn ] n. m. • trombon v. 1580; it. trombone, de tromba « trompe » 1 ♦ Instrument à vent à embouchure, qui fait partie des cuivres. « on dansait toujours, Clou enflait les accompagnements de son trombone » (Zola). Trombone à coulisse, dont… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trombone — [träm bōn′, träm′bōn΄] n. [It < tromba, a trumpet < OHG trumba: see TRUMP2] a large brass instrument consisting of a long tube bent parallel to itself twice and ending in a bell mouth: it is of two types, the slide trombone, in which… …   English World dictionary

  • Trombone — Trom bone, n. [It., aug. of tromba a trumpet: cf. F. trombone. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet kind, thought by some to be the ancient sackbut, consisting of a tube in three parts, bent twice upon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trombone —   [englisch, trəm bəʊn], Posaune.   * * * Trom|bo|ne, der; , [ital. trombone, zu: tromba, ↑Tromba]: ital. Bez. für Posaune …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trombone — /trom bone/ s.m. [accr. di tromba ]. 1. (mus.) a. [strumento musicale a fiato, costituito da un tubo cilindrico che si allarga progressivamente a cono o a padiglione] ▶◀ ‖ tromba. ⇑ ottone, (strumento a) fiato. b. (estens.) [suonatore di… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • trombone — (n.) brass wind instrument, 1724, from It. trombone, augmentative form of tromba trumpet, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. trumba trumpet; see TRUMPET (Cf. trumpet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • trombone — s. m. 1. Instrumento musical de sopro composto de dois tubos recurvados que podem entrar um no outro, de modo a produzir os diversos tons e semitons. 2. Tocador de trombone …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Trombōne — (ital.), 1) so v.w. Posaune; 2) (Tromblon), so v.w. Mousqueton …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Trombōne — (ital.), soviel wie Posaune …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Trombone — Trombōne (ital.), Posaune …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • trombone — ► NOUN ▪ a large brass wind instrument having an extendable slide with which different notes are made. DERIVATIVES trombonist noun. ORIGIN French or Italian, from Italian tromba trumpet …   English terms dictionary

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