Meaning: a brass musical instrument of the woodwind family, often used in classical music and jazz
- We need a saxophone player to join our jazz group.
- Our concert band features alto and tenor saxophones.
A saxophone is commonly called a sax for short. A person who plays this instrument may be called a sax player.
Origin: Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax (1814-1894) invented the saxophone instrument in 1840. He made several different sizes and held a patent for 15 years. Previously, he had made improvements on the clarinet.
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Contributor: Tara Benwell