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sousaphone

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Named after John Philip Sousa, the famous march composer and conductor, with the suffix -phone.

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sousaphone

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  1. (music) A valved brass instrument with the same length as a tuba, but shaped differently so that the bell is above the head, that the valves are situated directly in front of the musician a few inches above the waist, and that most of the weight rests on one shoulder.

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