Definition of manzello in US English:

manzello

noun

  • R. Kirk's name for: a type of musical instrument resembling a soprano saxophone, used in jazz music.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Melody Maker. Coined by the American saxophonist Roland Kirk, but of uncertain formation: the second element is after saxello (presumably with euphonic substitution of -z- for pretonic -ks-); the first element is perhaps arbitrary.

Pronunciation

manzello

/manˈzɛləʊ/