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TUBA (tubae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tuba mean? 

TUBA (noun)
  The noun TUBA has 1 sense:

1. the lowest brass wind instrument

  Familiarity information: TUBA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TUBA (noun)


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Meaning:

The lowest brass wind instrument

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bass horn; sousaphone; tuba

Hypernyms ("tuba" is a kind of...):

bass (the member with the lowest range of a family of musical instruments)

brass; brass instrument (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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tuba"):

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)


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