Meaning of manzello in English:


Pronunciation /manˈzɛləʊ/


  • R. Kirk's name for: a type of musical instrument resembling a soprano saxophone, used in jazz music.

    The instrument is principally associated with its originator.


1960s; earliest use found in The Melody Maker. Coined by the American saxophonist Roland Kirk, but of uncertain formation: the second element is after saxello [noun] (presumably with euphonic substitution of -z- for pretonic -ks-); the first element is perhaps arbitrary.