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tuba (n.)

1852 in reference to a modern, large, low-pitched brass musical instrument, from French tuba, from Latin tuba (plural tubae) "straight bronze war trumpet" (as opposed to the crooked bucina), related to tubus (see tube (n.)).

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Definitions of tuba

tuba (n.)
the lowest brass wind instrument;
Synonyms: bass horn / sousaphone
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