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



BrE BrE//ˈsæksəfəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæksəfoʊn//
(informal sax) Musical instruments
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a metal musical instrument that you blow into, used especially in jazz See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originfrom the name of Adolphe Sax (1814–94), the Belgian instrument-maker + -phone (see phone).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: saxophone