trom·bone (trŏm-bōn, trəm-, trŏmbōn′)
n. pl. trom·bones
A brass instrument consisting of a long cylindrical tube bent upon itself twice, ending in a bell-shaped mouth, and having a movable U-shaped slide for producing different pitches.
[Italian , augmentative of tromba, trumpet, probably ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German trumba; see TRUMPET.]
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