Definition of sax in English:



  • A saxophone.

    • ‘On the heels of a serpentine bass clarinet solo, the piece ends with sax, trombone, and clarinet wailing against a massive brew of drums, congas, and bass.’
    • ‘His exquisite phrasing is heard frequently on 16-or 32-bar alto sax solos, and occasionally on trumpet and clarinet.’
    • ‘One of my favorite sax solos on the record was cut live that way.’
    • ‘Similarly, Tom on trumpet & flugelhorn, and Carlos on alto sax, are used for coloration far more often that they are given the spotlight.’
    • ‘Squealing keyboard lines duel with harsh sax solos, but it's the drumming that ultimately comes up victorious.’
    • ‘The sax and swung ride cymbal suggest sexuality, but the lyrics never make it explicit.’
    • ‘Over the years, he has become adept on alto and soprano saxes, value trombone, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, cornet, and various clarinets.’
    • ‘A muted, tinkling presence throughout, the piano is accompanied by the voices of melancholy oboe and sax.’
    • ‘Curiously, he includes three thick multi-tracked saxophone pieces on this album seemingly dedicated to a magnification of the sax's more minute phenomenon and to the distinctive solo voice.’
    • ‘Later, when I was a little older, I joined his orchestra, playing alto sax and clarinet.’
    • ‘Most of the focus is on piano and voice, although violin, viola, cello, sax, and flute are also heard - there's no missing Antony's thoughtful words.’
    • ‘On some tracks he has his friends lay very minimal flute, sax or guitar lines.’
    • ‘I'm always a sucker for a good horn section, so the trombone, trumpet and sax were a welcome sight and sound.’
    • ‘There's a stunning, uncredited sax solo and a quirky contrapuntal bit for the trombones.’
    • ‘He first came into contact with music aged nine, when he learned to play the alto sax, but it was his encounter with electronic instruments, at the age of twelve, during a summer arts camps, that defined the realm in which he now evolves.’
    • ‘This leads to a nice soprano sax solo, and the tune is well within the domain of standard fusion.’
    • ‘But they stipulated that there were to be no drums or even electronic simulations of drums, and no trumpets, although French horns, soprano saxes and electric violins were perfectly okay.’
    • ‘The song bolts out with an anticipatory, pulsing rhythm under a soprano sax solo.’
    • ‘The track is partially redeemed by another great sax solo, but otherwise seems very much out-of-place and closes the album on a sour note.’
    • ‘The best moments come courtesy of Rinne, whose multitracked ensembles and solos on soprano sax and bass clarinet are always well judged.’


Early 20th century: abbreviation.