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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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The numerical value of tuba in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of tuba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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