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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [soo-zuh-fohn, -suh-]
    • /ˈsu zəˌfoʊn, -sə-/
    • /ˈsuː.zə.fəʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [soo-zuh-fohn, -suh-]
    • /ˈsu zəˌfoʊn, -sə-/

Definitions of sousaphone word

  • noun sousaphone a form of bass tuba, similar to the helicon, used in brass bands. 1
  • noun sousaphone a large tuba that encircles the player's body and has a bell facing forwards 0
  • noun sousaphone a brass instrument of the tuba family, with a large, movable bell: it was developed from the helicon and is used esp. in military bands 0

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Origin of sousaphone

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
1920-25; named after J. P. Sousa; see -phone

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sousaphone popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sousaphone usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with sousaphone

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