Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “saxophone”

See all translations

saxophone

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsæksəfəʊn/ ( informal sax)
a metal musical instrument that you play by blowing into it and pressing keys to produce different notesWind instruments
saxophonist
 
 
/sækˈsɒfənɪst/ US  /ˈsæksəfəʊnɪst/ noun [C]
someone who plays the saxophoneMusicians
Translations of “saxophone”
in Korean 색소폰…
in Arabic ساكسفون…
in French saxophone…
in Turkish saksafon…
in Italian sassofono…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薩克管,薩克斯風…
in Russian саксофон…
in Polish saksofon…
in Spanish saxofón…
in Portuguese saxofone…
in German das Saxophon…
in Catalan saxòfon…
in Japanese サクソフォン, サックス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 萨克斯管…
(Definition of saxophone from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “saxophone” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More