Part of speech: noun

A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet family.

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Usage examples "trombone":

  1. I will even take part, if a trombone can be procured. - "Major Barbara", George Bernard Shaw.
  2. When we do strike, the fur will fly and secession will be in the hands of the undertaker, sheeted for so deep a grave that nothin short of Gabriel's trombone will ever awaken it! - "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1", Charles Farrar Browne.
  3. They stood around the brass band, and one of them attempted to relieve his pent- up feelings by sticking a button into the big trombone, with the effect of nearly strangling the stout gentleman who was playing on it. - "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.