Definition of sousaphone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsuːzəfəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsuːzəfoʊn//
Musical instruments
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a brass instrument like a tuba, used in marching bands in the US See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin1920s: named after J. P. Sousa (1854-1932), the American composer and conductor, on the pattern of saxophone.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sousaphone