Meaning of sarrusophone in English:


Pronunciation /səˈrʌsəfəʊn/


  • A member of a family of wind instruments similar to saxophones but with a double reed like an oboe.

    ‘The sarrusophone was a product of this imaginative age and although it was once a popular band instrument, it has now been essentially forgotten.’
    • ‘It's ironic that the saxophone is well known while the sarrusophone is obscure.’


Late 19th century from the name of W. Sarrus, the 19th-century French bandmaster who invented it, + -phone.