Definitions for tubaˈtu bə, ˈtyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tu•baˈtu bə, ˈtyu-(n.)(pl.)-bas.

  1. a valved brass musical wind instrument having a low range.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. Category: Meteorology

    Ref: funnel cloud.

Origin of tuba:

1850–55; < G (1835) < L: trumpet; akin to tube

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bass horn, sousaphone, tuba(noun)

    the lowest brass wind instrument


  1. tuba(Noun)

    A large brass musical instrument, usually in the bass range, played through a vibration of the lips upon the mouthpiece and fingering of the keys.

  2. Origin: From tuba.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tuba(noun)

    an ancient trumpet

  2. Tuba(noun)

    a sax-tuba. See Sax-tuba


  1. Tuba

    The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched brass instrument. Sound is produced by vibrating or "buzzing" the lips into a large cupped mouthpiece. It is one of the most recent additions to the modern symphony orchestra, first appearing in the mid-19th century, when it largely replaced the ophicleide. Tuba is Latin for trumpet or horn. The horn referred to would most likely resemble what is known as a baroque trumpet. A person who plays the tuba is known as a tubaist or tubist. In the United Kingdom a person who plays the tuba in an orchestra is known simply as a tuba player; in a brass band or military band they are known as a bass player.

Anagrams of tuba

  1. abut

  2. tabu

Translations for tuba

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large brass musical wind instrument giving a low-pitched range of notes

He plays the tuba.

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