Meaning of jazzophone in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒazəfəʊn/


(also jazzaphone)
  • A type of musical instrument.

    The jazzophone appears to have enjoyed a brief period of popularity in the late 1920s and early 1930s. A contemporary advertisement (1928) illustrates a trumpet with two bells, one muted. In addition to the three trumpet valves, there is a fourth which, when pressed, switches between the two bells. The jazzophone was also sometimes in the shape of a saxophone, with a trumpet mouthpiece.


1920s; earliest use found in untitled. From jazz + -o- + -phone, probably after saxophone.