Definitions for tubaˈtu bə, ˈtyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tu•baˈtu bə, ˈtyu-(n.)(pl.)-bas.
a valved brass musical wind instrument having a low range.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: funnel cloud.
Origin of tuba:
1850–55; < G (1835) < L: trumpet; akin to tube
bass horn, sousaphone, tuba(noun)
the lowest brass wind instrument
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.
Origin: From tuba.
an ancient trumpet
a sax-tuba. See Sax-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.
Translations for tuba
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large brass musical wind instrument giving a low-pitched range of notes
He plays the tuba.
- توبا: آلة موسيقيهArabic
- tubaPortuguese (BR)
- die TubaGerman
- τούμπα (μουσ.)Greek
- شیپور؛ کرناFarsi
- मन्द स्वर का यन्त्र वाद्यHindi
- tuba, alat musik tiupIndonesian
- شیپور؛ کرناPersian
- ارت خولی تروم، غټ ترومPashto
- 大號Chinese (Trad.)
- آرگن باجاUrdu
- kèn tubaVietnamese
- 大号Chinese (Simp.)
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