saxophone NOUN a member of a family of metal wind instruments with a reed like a clarinet, used especially in jazz and dance music.
DERIVATIVES saxophonic adjective saxophonist noun.
ORIGIN named after the Belgian instrument-maker Adolphe Sax (1814 94).

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