What does saxophone mean?

Definitions for saxophone
ˈsæk səˌfoʊnsax·o·phone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sax, saxophonenoun

    a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore

Wiktionary

  1. saxophonenoun

    A single-reed instrument musical instrument of the woodwind family, usually made of brass and with a distinctive loop bringing the bell upwards

  2. Etymology: From saxophone, a combination of the surname of its inventor Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) + -o- + -phone, from φωνή

Wikipedia

  1. Saxophone

    The saxophone (often referred to colloquially as the sax) is a type of single-reed woodwind instrument with a conical body, usually made of brass. As with all single-reed instruments, sound is produced when a reed on a mouthpiece vibrates to produce a sound wave inside the instrument's body. The pitch is controlled by opening and closing holes in the body to change the effective length of the tube. The holes are closed by leather pads attached to keys operated by the player. Saxophones are made in various sizes and are almost always treated as transposing instruments. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.The saxophone is used in a wide range of musical styles including classical music (such as concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, and occasionally orchestras), military bands, marching bands, jazz (such as big bands and jazz combos), and contemporary music. The saxophone is also used as a solo and melody instrument or as a member of a horn section in some styles of rock and roll and popular music. The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in the early 1840s and was patented on 28 June 1846. Sax invented two groups of seven instruments each—one group contained instruments in C and F, and the other group contained instruments in B♭ and E♭. The B♭ and E♭ instruments soon became dominant, and most saxophones encountered today are from this series. Instruments from the series pitched in C and F never gained a foothold and constituted only a small fraction of instruments made by Sax. High-pitch (also marked "H" or "HP") saxophones tuned sharper than the (concert) A = 440 Hz standard were produced into the early twentieth century for sonic qualities suited for outdoor use, but are not playable to modern tuning and are considered obsolete. Low-pitch (also marked "L" or "LP") saxophones are equivalent in tuning to modern instruments. C soprano and C melody saxophones were produced for the casual market as parlor instruments during the early twentieth century, and saxophones in F were introduced during the late 1920s but never gained acceptance. The modern saxophone family consists entirely of B♭ and E♭ instruments. The saxophones in widest use are the B♭ soprano, E♭ alto, B♭ tenor, and E♭ baritone. The E♭ sopranino and B♭ bass saxophone are typically used in larger saxophone choir settings, when available.

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  1. saxophone

    A saxophone is a type of woodwind instrument that is made from brass and produces sound from the vibrations created by the user's mouth on a reed that is attached to a mouthpiece. It is distinguished by its curved shape and it is played by pressing the keys to alter the pitch. It was invented by the Belgian musician Adolphe Sax and is commonly used in jazz, classical music, and military bands.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saxophonenoun

    a wind instrument of brass, containing a reed, and partaking of the qualities both of a brass instrument and of a clarinet

  2. Etymology: [A.A.J. Sax, the inventor (see Saxhorn) + Gr. tone.]

Wikidata

  1. Saxophone

    The saxophone is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1846. He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass—that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections. He patented the saxophone on June 24, 1846 in two groups of seven instruments each. Each series consisted of instruments of various sizes in alternating transposition. The series pitched in B♭ and E♭, designed for military bands, has proved extremely popular and most saxophones encountered today are from this series. Instruments from the so-called "orchestral" series pitched in C and F never gained a foothold, and the B♭ and E♭ instruments have now replaced the C and F instruments in classical music. While proving very popular in military band music, the saxophone is most commonly associated with jazz and classical music. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saxophone

    sak′sō-fōn, n. a brass wind-instrument, with about twenty finger-keys, like the clarinet. [Sax, the inventor—Gr. phōnē, the voice.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saxophone in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saxophone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of saxophone in a Sentence

  1. Larry Shannon Hargrove:

    Larry Shannon Hargrove theorizes that Republicans have brought impeachment charges against Bill Clinton because' he wears dark glasses and plays a saxophone,' which is one gambit the White House defense team didn't try in the Senate. he came to Austin one time and the Democratic committee or whatever you call it, gave me a pass to get out on the runway and I got a chance to shake his hand. I had one of those CDs in my hand. He just gave me a big smile and a hug. He said' bless you.'.

  2. Mark Laver:

    There are other rappers who have a more sophisticated wordplay, but the way his flow spills across the bar lines -- he sounds like a saxophone player, he really floats over the top of the music.

  3. Catherine McNally:

    He played the saxophone.

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