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trombonenoun [C]

uk   /trɒmˈbəʊn/  us   /trɑːmˈboʊn/
a ​large, brassmusicalinstrument that you ​play by ​blowing into it and ​sliding a U-shaped ​tube in and out to ​change the ​length and ​produce different ​notes: The ​mainorchestralbrassinstruments are the ​horn, ​trumpet, trombone, and ​tuba.
trombonist
noun [C] uk   /-ˈbəʊ.nɪst/  us   /-ˈboʊ.nɪst/
someone who ​plays a trombone: My ​cousin is a jazz trombonist.
(Definition of trombone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trombonenoun [C/U]

 us   /trɑmˈboʊn/
a ​long, ​brassmusicalinstrument with a U-shaped ​piece that is ​slid in and out of the ​mainpart of the ​instrument to ​vary the ​notes and ​played by ​blowing into it, or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally; a ​horn
(Definition of trombone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trombone”
in Korean 트롬본…
in Arabic الترومبون (آلة موسيقِيّة)…
in Malaysian trombon…
in French trombone…
in Russian тромбон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長號, 伸縮長號…
in Italian trombone…
in Turkish trombon…
in Polish puzon…
in Spanish trombón…
in Vietnamese kèn Trompon…
in Portuguese trombone…
in Thai ทรอมโบน…
in German die Posaune…
in Catalan trombó…
in Japanese トロンボーン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长号, 伸缩长号…
in Indonesian trombon…
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