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ˈtu bə, ˈtyu-tu·ba

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bass horn, sousaphone, tubanoun

    the lowest brass wind instrument


  1. tubanoun

    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. Etymology: From tuba.


  1. Tuba

    The tuba (UK: ; US: ) is the lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family. As with all brass instruments, the sound is produced by lip vibration – a buzz – into a mouthpiece. It first appeared in the mid-19th century, making it one of the newer instruments in the modern orchestra and concert band. The tuba largely replaced the ophicleide. Tuba is Latin for "trumpet".A person who plays the tuba is called a tubaist, a tubist, or simply a tuba player. In a British brass band or military band, they are known as bass players.


  1. tuba

    A tuba is a large brass wind instrument, typically contrabass pitch, in the shape of a coil, with a wide conical bore and three or more valves. It is played by blowing air through the mouthpiece and manipulating the valves to produce different pitches, making it essential in orchestras and bands.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tubanoun

    an ancient trumpet

  2. Tubanoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tuba

    tū′ba, n. a large, low-pitched trumpet-shaped instrument: in organs, a reed-stop of large scale: (anat.) a tube, or tubular organ:—pl. Tū′bæ, Tū′bas (-bē, -bas). [L.]

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  1. TUBA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tuba is ranked #95115 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Tuba surname appeared 192 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tuba.

    47.9% or 92 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    38.5% or 74 total occurrences were White.
    8.3% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.6% or 9 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TUBA in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TUBA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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