Definitions for sackbutˈsækˌbʌt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sack•butˈsækˌbʌt(n.)

  1. a medieval form of the trombone.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of sackbut:

1495–1505; < MF saquebute, earlier saqueboute, saquebot(t)e orig., a kind of hooked lance, appar. with saque (it) pulls (see saccade )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sackbut(noun)

    a medieval musical instrument resembling a trombone

Wiktionary

  1. sackbut(Noun)

    A brass instrument from the Renaissance and Baroque Eras, and an ancestor of the modern trombone. It was derived from the medieval slide trumpet.

  2. Origin: sacquer + bouter

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sackbut(noun)

    a brass wind instrument, like a bass trumpet, so contrived that it can be lengthened or shortened according to the tone required; -- said to be the same as the trombone

Freebase

  1. sackbut

    The sackbut is a trombone from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, i.e., a brass instrument, similar to the trumpet except characterised by a telescopic slide with which the player varies the length of the tube to change pitches, thus allowing them to obtain chromaticism, as well as easy and accurate doubling of voices. More delicately constructed than their modern counterparts, and featuring a softer, more flexible sound, they attracted a more sizeable repertoire of original chamber and vocal music than many instruments contemporary with them.

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