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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: , from Adolphe Sax (1814-94), Belgian musician who invented the instrument

saxophone

noun
     
saxophone
sax‧o‧phone also sax informal [countable]
APM a curved musical instrument made of metal that you play by blowing into it and pressing buttons, used especially in popular music and jazz
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