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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Italian
Origin: Latin, 'large trumpet'

tuba

noun
     
tuba
Related topics: Music
tu‧ba [countable]
APM a large metal musical instrument that consists of a curved tube with a wide opening that points straight up. It produces very low sounds when you blow into it.

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